As the truth is getting out about the dangers of breast implants, including the great numbers of women that have been harmed by them (many irreversibly), people profiting from breast implants are squirming. Women are explanting en masse! And others that had been considering implants are deciding against getting them after learning the real risks.
The ‘itty-bitty’ look is ‘IN’!
As more high profile women are sharing their stories in mainstream media it’s had a great impact on creating awareness.
There are doctors and insiders that are paying attention and shifting their stance, acknowledging that breast implants are high risk devices that can impact women’s health negatively. But, plastic surgeons choosing to remain willfully blind are putting up videos ‘debunking’ claims that implants are a health risk.
Plastic surgeons have posted these ‘debunking’ videos on Facebook in recent weeks, but later pulled them because they got SLAMMED by women infuriated by the misinformation and outright lies. I was one of them.
In response to one in the past few days I hit the tilt point. I responded as ‘a woman grievously injured by my implants’ vs wearing my politically correct advocate hat. It’s cheeky, but fully accurate. Many ladies wrote responses also, but predictably, NONE of our comments were approved for their website so I’m sharing my comments here.
The following is what I wrote. I’ve included quotes from the doctors, to which I’ve responded:
There is a disconnect with women thinking that we can put toxic devices into our body and not suffer ill-effects. There is an even greater disconnect within the medical community in the same regard, except they wasted a LOT of money to ‘educate’ themselves only to come out of med school as blind sheep that can do nothing but, spout a stale, outdated party-line in regard to breast implants. If they don’t understand that toxic devices implanted within the human body will trigger an immune response they should request a total refund on medical tuition. They wasted a LOT of time and money.
Breast implants are a cash cow for these ps’s. They’re coming out swinging because we’re impacting their livelihood. Women ARE opting to have their implants removed by the thousands and many are opting not to get them at all with the new awareness surrounding them.
All of these doctors acknowledge that they’ve ‘heard this before’, even reflecting back to the 90s when these conversations were also happening and women were having their implants removed.
** For the record, to my great regret I didn’t have my implants removed back then and I now have silicone inside my breasts, chest wall & surrounding tissue (possibly lungs and elsewhere) and my lymph system despite having my implants removed in 2013. My health is permanently f*cked **
The same scenario is playing out today. You’d THINK these plastic surgeons would start realizing, ‘ok, this is still happening – maybe there’s something to it, and maybe we can learn from it’ .. but, NOPE, apparently not. WE ARE THE STUDY RESULTS!!!!!!!
I’ve had doctors insist to me that breast implants are safe, but since my rupture was diagnosed when I press them (ie how can devices that can (and do) leave silicone in women’s lymph nodes be safe??) they admit that they’re ultimately not a good plan. There are doctors that do understand breast implants make women ill.
Clifford Clark, MD .. “ .. unfortunately I’m old enough to have seen this song before. And we took out a lot of implants in the 90’s … we backed up and did scientific studies .. the overwhelming scientific data suggests that there’s no relation to systemic disease in breast implants. … it’s the most studied medical device of all time.” …
Most studied by tainted manufacturer funded studies!! Don’t even get me going about the corruption (and even doing jail time for FRAUD) within the founders of breast implant manufacturers. During the 90’s referred to here, there was a huge class action lawsuit. There’s a great book by Gail Hamilton “Breast Implants and the D.I.R.T. Committee” that exposes the lies and corruption within the Dow Corning breast implant manufacturer. The D.I.R.T. Committee was created by Dow Corning for the specific intent of finding and destroying all incriminating evidence! Fortunately they missed some and were slammed in the class action lawsuit. A judge called them ‘despicable’ (either that exact term or one very much like it) for their deliberate attempt to deceive and cover-up. #bankrupted
There is a common thread in breast implant manufacturers .. key players from Dow Corning went on to start other breast implant manufacturing companies, and that thread continues to this day!
IF YOU BELIEVE THE RESULTS OF MANUFACTURER FUNDED STUDIES I HAVE A BRIDGE IN BROOKLYN I’D LIKE TO SELL YOU.
Clifford Clark, MD .. “we see breast implants change lives, reconstruct breasts for cancer .. “ …
Cancer reconstruction patients have the HIGHEST rate of complications. Ridiculously high. Yet, these women who have already endured so much, and who’s chest wall has already incurred so much radical damage, are told that breast implants are totally safe. I’ve had two doctors state to me (in regard to my sister in law having reconstruction surgery after mastectomy) that she’s going to be dead within 4-5 years anyway, just let her get them. “It’s not going to matter.” I was indignant with anger toward them having such a cavalier attitude toward someone who’s already suffered so greatly, and will absolutely suffer more from her implants.
Bruce Van Natta, MD … “When people are having medical issues they want to find an answer and breast implants have been an easy target .. “ ….
** As my personal health continued to worsen I had two friends that would suggest they thought it could be my implants making me ill. I appreciated their concern, but didn’t think it could have been my implants because all of the doctors I saw insisted it absolutely wasn’t related to my implants. Even when I presented with what I now know are red flag symptoms & signs of device failure, and rupture. I believed doctors over the caring concern of people that knew me and wanted me to get well. I backed the wrong horse to my own peril. I had 16 years of undiagnosed ruptured (confirmed at the time of explant). The doctors that insisted it couldn’t possibly be my implants took me to death’s doorstep. When I became increasingly ill, presenting to them more frequently trying to get help, they told me my illness was in my head. Isn’t THAT just a typical response to women being ill in general! Men are treated VERY DIFFERENTLY in this regard! It’s utterly predictable that women will be labelled as neurotic or mentally ill when they become ill. **
Bruce Van Natta, MD … “… the science has just shown overwhelmingly that there’s not a connection and clearly the FDA had the moratorium and brought the implants back for a reason, and that’s because the data showed that they ‘are’ safe.” …
That’s just more straight up MISINFORMATION. The FDA ‘conditionally’ approved silicone breast implants in 2006 and they are designated as HIGH RISK DEVICES. Manufacturers are supposed to be conducting long term studies to determine IF breast implants are safe because breast implants have NEVER been proven safe! EVER! .. and NEVER will because they are NOT safe. Doctors from here forward that state breast implants don’t make women ill will be found either on the side of those MISLED or WILLFULLY BLIND. And for the record, it’s now being revealed that manufacturers have FAILED to comply with FDA study requirements. #busted
William Adams Jrl, MD “ … (re Crystal Hefner) “apparently she was diagnosed with Lyme disease and some other stuff, and then to just focus in on breast implants it seems (…) it’s not supported by scientific data.” …
Women with breast implants that have developed systemic symptoms have compromised immune systems. Breast implants set women up for immune dysfunction.
Bruce Van Natta, MD .. “we’re patient advocates” …
OMG I just about spit my hot chocolate out! Advocates for breast implant manufacturers more accurately.
Clifford Clark, MD .. “in their mind maybe they do feel better, but it’s a bit of a placebo kind of effect, that that doesn’t make it real.” ..
When MANY THOUSANDS of women with a similar set of symptoms claim their health has improved after explanting (and can be verified diagnostically!) you might want to start paying attention instead of calling it a placebo effect.
William Adams Jrl, MD … “Certainly if you’re seeing something out there, just make sure the science substantiates it .. if you want to learn more you can go to the plasticsurgerychannel.com“ …
YES, go to a website created by people who are getting rich off of women being implanted with known HIGH RISK DEVICES and who are not informing women of the true risks and that they will be a HUMAN GUINEA PIG. Sure, let’s help them get a few more cars, larger house and a yacht. Let’s put their kids through college also, and send them on fantastic exotic vacations .. vs giving credence to the voices of women grievously harmed by these devices that should be BANNED IMHO.
“Science Doesn’t Lie” …
OMG, seriously folks???? LOL Scientific results support the stance of the industry funding the studies. If it does NOT, it’s hidden and the scientists are fired and discredited.
Link to the video on the Plastic Surgery Channel: