FDA General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel meeting on Breast Implant Safety

By Tessa Ruff On March 26 and 27, the FDA convened a meeting of the General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel to investigate the safety of breast implants following a reported link between textured implants and lymphoma, as well as a range of reported systemic autoimmune symptoms following implantation, collectively known as breast implant illness … Continued

I have breast implants and over the last 2 and a half years I have developed over 30 illness symptoms. I came across a group called ‘breast implant illness’ and to my surprise there are thousands of women suffering in silence like me! I need more information on BII and the risks of breast implants.

We agree that more needs to be done to protect people against unnecessary harm caused by silicone gel-filled breast implants. Implants have been on the market for more than 30 years, and during that time they’ve been used by millions of women, and yet, we still don’t know exactly what kind of problems they can … Continued

Are my breast implants causing my health problems?

I have had my breast implants for some years now. But for the last 3 years, I have had high antinuclear antibodies (ANAs) and abnormal blood. I’m 52 now and I am worried about the causes of these symptoms include joint pain, struggling to move, itching, bruising and lots more. Could my implants be causing this? … Continued

Are Connective Tissue Disease and Ruptured Silicone Breast Implants Linked

I developed Connective Tissue Disease from a silicone breast implant rupture and have had it for several years. If I have my implants removed, will the disease get better? Some women have experienced adverse effects from ruptured silicone breast implants and subsequently had them removed. The FDA has approved two different silicone implants, but only … Continued

Why Aren’t Breast Implant Manufacturers Properly Warning Women

Why are breast implant manufacturers not using their device registry to send updated health & safety information to warn women of Breast Implant Associated-Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL)?   Currently, the NWHN is trying to improve the standards of how devices and procedures get approved. While stressing that women should be informed of the risks … Continued

Silicone Gel Breast Implants

Silicone gel breast implants have been available in the United States for decades – going back to a time when medical devices didn’t require approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  In 1992, after evaluating existing research on the safety and efficacy of silicone implants, the FDA took them off the general use market … Continued