Breast Implants

Is My Chronic Pain Related to My Silicone Breast Implants?

By Evita Almassi | Oct 25, 2019 | Comments Off on Is My Chronic Pain Related to My Silicone Breast Implants?

Short answer, it’s definitely possible. 

Why Is the FDA Calling for the Removal of Certain Breast Implant Models From the Market?

By NWHN Staff | Aug 6, 2019 | Comments Off on Why Is the FDA Calling for the Removal of Certain Breast Implant Models From the Market?

The National Women’s Health Network (The NWHN) believes 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 people. 

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

By Tessa Ruff | Apr 15, 2019 | Comments Off on FDA General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel Meeting on Breast Implant Safety

Earlier in March, the FDA sent warning letters to two breast implant manufacturers, Mentor and Sientra, citing their failure to conduct safety studies after approval. In Australia and France, authorities have been pulling textured implants off the market due to the risk of cancer.

What is “Breast Implant Illness,” and What Are the Risks of Breast Implants?

By NWHN Staff | Feb 4, 2019 | Comments Off on What is “Breast Implant Illness,” and What Are the Risks of Breast Implants?

“I have breast implants and over the last 2 and a half years have developed over 30 illness symptoms. I came across a group with thousands of women suffering in silence like me! I need more information on breast implant illness and the risks of breast implants.”

Are My Breast Implants Causing My Health Problems?

By Ali Tweedt | Jun 2, 2017 | Comments Off on 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 which include joint pain, struggling to move, itching, bruising and lots more. Could my implants be causing this?”

Are Connective Tissue Disease and Ruptured Silicone Breast Implants Linked?

By Shaniqua Seth | Dec 19, 2016 | Comments Off on Are Connective Tissue Disease and Ruptured Silicone Breast Implants Linked?

The FDA has approved two different silicone implants, but only after battling with implant manufacturers who resisted long-term studies of this device, which calls into question its safety.

Why Aren’t Breast Implant Manufacturers Properly Warning Women?

By Shaniqua Seth | Oct 6, 2016 | Comments Off on 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…

Silicone Gel Breast Implants

By NWHN Staff | Aug 7, 2015 | Comments Off on 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 FDA.