Read on to learn how egregiously common this is and steps you can take if you or a friend are suffering from Breast Implant Illness.
Short answer, it’s definitely possible.
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.
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.
“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.”
“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?”
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 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 have been available in the United States for decades – going back to a time when medical devices didn’t require approval by the FDA.