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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.     

After years of our activisim on the internet and social media, 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 members of 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 being minimized by plastic surgery associations. 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, some plastic surgeons may attempt to talk you out of explant or tell you a Total Capsulectomy is not necessary. Do not believe this, in fact, we suggest not using a 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 proper explant and can prove it to you with photos of En Bloc and Total Capsulectomy explants. 

After your proper explant, detoxification and healing will unfold over several months and here are some Silicone Detox guidelines to help you support yourself during your detox.  Step by step you can heal. Under our RESOURCES section, we have compiled other important information which will assist you through this process 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 trends in lawsuits being filed and also which attorneys are accepting cases.  

We welcome your comments and questions below or directly to our email at [email protected]. Recent comments, after approved, appear first.  Most questions will receive a reply.

Best wishes in your recovery,


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  1. I had to have first implants removed, while removing it burst, Dr had to suction and scrape silicone from left breast, I also have health problems that can be found, talk about painful, yeah, when I came to, I felt like I had been murdered.

  2. I have the gummy bear textured implant. I developed staph and MRSA. I have had to have 4 breast surgeries and the staph went to my right leg. I have had 16 surgeries on my leg because of staph and MRSA. I have autoimmune disease. I have a pain in my left armpit. Could this all be from the implant?

    1. Hi Deanne,
      It is well known that silicone and breast implants cause immune deficits and overwhelm our immune system allowing infections to thrive in us that would normally be controlled by a healthy immune system. Your breast implants are certainly not helping your health and well being.

  3. I have Had my implants for almost 8 years now and i have Been diagnosed with depression, anxiety and among other things for the past 4 years. The doctors can’t seem to figure out what’s going on with me. This is my second time going to see a hemotologist for my white blood cell count and I’m bruising very easily. The first time i went the doctor prescribed me Xanax and sent me on my way. I feel That’s all they are trying to do is push pills on people cause it’s easy for them. I just Want to me normal again and have my life back! Please help!!!!

    1. Hi Krista,
      Please read our entire website, each page has information you need to know and which will help you take the next steps to heal yourself: https://healingbreastimplantillness.com/. After you realize it’s your implants that are causing your health problems, the first real step is to plan your explant. Please see the Explant Surgeons list on the website to find a surgeon to explant you properly so you heal!

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