Welcome to Healing Breast Implant Illness
This website originally my story of breast implant illness and first published in February 2013, has become the culmination of breast implant illness stories and medical information from over 100,000 women in the Facebook group Breast Implant Illness and Healing By Nicole. Our personal experience of breast implant illness is the foundation of our wisdom and may it be of benefit to you. If you have breast implants or are thinking of them, please read this website and then join the Facebook group for support and access to important research.
On May 2, 2019, the FDA issued a statement acknowledging breast implant illness and the systemic symptoms caused by silicone. Earlier, on February 6, 2019, the FDA warned health care providers about the association of all kinds of breast implants with cancer. In September 2018, one of the largest ever studies published shows breast implants ARE associated with rare diseases, autoimmune disorders and other serious health problems. For more information regarding the FDA announcements, recent studies, medical case reports, silicone toxicity and silicone gel bleed please see Breast Implant Safety.
If you have breast implants now, stay calm and focus on identification of Breast Implant Illness Symptoms and when you recognize yourself in these symptoms, move to Explant. Proper removal of your breast implants is the most important step to your recovery from breast implant illness. Breast implants should be removed En Bloc (in a manner that prevents contamination to you) and with a Total Capsulectomy (remove all capsule tissue). The body, when treated well has an amazing healing and regenerative capacity. Trust in your body’s ability to heal. Choose a surgeon that is skilled and experienced at En Bloc and/or Total Capsulectomy removal of breast implants and is dedicated to removing all capsule tissue. Here is an international list of Explant Surgeons recommended by the over 100,000 ladies in our facebook group who used these surgeons for proper explant.
Unfortunately, you will likely not get help identifying breast implant illness from your doctor or plastic surgeon. There is no test for breast implant illness and it’s just starting to be acknowledged by the medical and plastic surgery community. Many women suffering from breast implant illness are misdiagnosed and mistreated for diseases that have similar symptoms and have been repeatedly told their breast implants are not causing their symptoms. Don’t waste time on misdiagnoses and mistreatment. Time is of the essence to your health. Trust your inner wisdom. Saline and silicone breast implants made with toxic chemicals and heavy metals do not belong in our healthy bodies. Further, your plastic surgeon may attempt to talk you out of explant and instead suggest replacement or a different kind of implant. He may tell you that a Total Capsulectomy is not necessary. Do not believe this, in fact, we suggest not using your original plastic surgeon for explant unless he/she readily acknowledges breast implant illness and insists on a En Bloc/Total Capsulectomy explant and is experienced at removing breast implants En Bloc.
After your proper explant, detoxification and healing will unfold over several months and here are some Silicone Detox guidelines to help you support yourself. Step by step you can heal. Under our RESOURCES section on the home page, we have compiled other important information which will assist you and contribute to your healing. Due to so many women being affected negatively by breast implants, litigation is picking up, please go here to Breast Implant Lawsuits to learn of lawsuits which are being filed against implant manufacturers due to illness and diseases caused by silicone and saline breast implants.
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Best wishes in your recovery,