Plastic surgeons tell women that cohesive gel breast implants are safe, saying they won’t rupture. Or, at least, have rare incidence of rupture. Women are told if rupture occurs, the silicone will be contained within the scar capsule. It won’t leak out.
The standard plastic surgeon schtick is to demonstrate a ‘gummy bear’ implant being cut in half, supposedly proving their claim that the silicone will remain in place in the event of rupture. They fail to qualify that once placed in a human body, it will not maintain that consistency.
Breast implant support forums are filled with women whose ‘gummy bear’ implants ruptured. Photos of their explanted ‘gummies’ evidence that claims made by many plastic surgeons are not accurate. They downplay the risks; incidence of device failure; and the possibility of silicone migration.
In a previous post, I included a picture of a ‘new, safe cohesive gel’ implant that clearly depicts ruptured silicone escaping the scar capsule around the implant. Its worth posting again. Women with these implants regularly have silicone in their lymph nodes and surrounding tissue – even without rupture.
It’s hard to fathom the motivation for plastic surgeons to perpetuate untruths that are leaving unsuspecting women at risk of serious health complications. Women have a right to be FULLY INFORMED of the risks for these dangerous devices. Health Canada designates breast implants as Class IV medical devices, their highest risk category. I’ve met thousands of women with cohesive gel implants that ruptured, causing serious health issues. Not one woman said they would have chosen to get them if they’d known the truth.