DOCTORS must consider how they’ve become so ‘WILLFULLY BLIND‘
Doctors must also consider why they choose medical gaslighting over believing their patients. Why they continue to deny REAL WORLD EVIDENCE over decades when the ‘jig is up’.
During a recent breast surgery conference, which I attended virtually, I watched a plastic surgeon’s presentation which I felt was classic ‘gaslighting’ presented as ‘science’.
The plastic surgeon was introduced as being one of the leaders in breast augmentation surgery. Her ‘conflict of interest’ disclosure reveals she works for a breast implant manufacturing company.
After stating, “theories related to adjuvant disease, it’s been going on for over fifty years” she began unpacking the results of a study she co-created.
She cited that, as per their study, ‘sixty-six percent’ of women with BII are on social media and get their ‘medical information’ from social media. Conversely, only ‘ten percent’ of women that don’t have BII are on social media. Inferring that women with breast implants become convinced after joining social media groups that their breast implants are making them sick. As though they’re not actually sick, at least not from their implants. As though BII isn’t a ‘thing’ outside of social media platforms. OH SERIOUSLY??!
She attempted to ‘debunk’ common issues of concern for women with BII, such as total capsule removal, heavy metals, toxic chemicals and bio-contamination.
Its a bit mind-blowing she doesn’t see her following statements as problematic: “women think their implants are in toxic bags of poison .. and that there is chemicals and toxins leaching into their body, which is possible because no manufacturer ever studied this.” And, that they couldn’t test for silicone “because there’s no methods to test for it”.
The irony that after 60 years manufacturers haven’t tested whether chemicals and toxins are leaching into women’s bodies and they haven’t developed a test to detect silicone in the body, though silicone migration is common, is apparently lost on her.
Without speaking the words outright there was a leading conclusion that BII groups are rife with misinformation and women become convinced they have BII after joining them.
NEWSFLASH .. women have developed the SAME illnesses / symptoms since breast implants were first used in the early 60s, and countless women have DIED.
BEFORE THE INTERNET. The SAME ILLNESSES over six decades.
And the SAME illnesses will be experienced by further generations of women with breast implants.
The unfortunate aspect is that the sentiment expressed by the presenting plastic surgeon embodies the collectively held sentiment of most plastic surgeons. Only a brave few plastic surgeons who have broken from that pack mentality (and faced being discredited by their peers), are standing up for truth based on their experience with their patients.
Too many plastic surgeons who are still denying BII are ‘in the pockets’ of manufacturers. ALWAYS FOLLOW THE MONEY.
What hasn’t changed through six decades is the willful blindness of plastic surgeons that don’t want to interrupt their cash-cow-gravy-train-$$$$$$$$ business of implanting women with such high risk devices – with KNOWN SERIOUS ISSUES – then telling patients they’re nuts when they become sick.
THIS IS MEDICAL GASLIGHTING
Online BII support groups were created through the UTTER FAILURE of medical professionals … PERIOD!
Many of us would have DIED except for the information and support received through social media groups – information and support which SHOULD HAVE come through our DOCTORS.
Doctors who have FAILED their patients resort to GASLIGHTING them. Those doctors parrot a FALSE NARRATIVE verbatim – a false narrative collectively agreed on by their plastic surgery associations.
It is true that many women ‘connect the dots’ that their undiagnosed illness (which most have been told is in their head) is caused by their implants after joining online BII forums .. HOWEVER .. that is after being left without answers and/or accurate diagnosis from their doctors. They’ve been left to figure out what’s happening to them after being hung out to dry by the medical community. Most women are desperately ill and searching for answers when they join BII groups. Breast implant forums are NOT the problem. Doctors that have failed their patients are the problem.
HOW does someone who has graduated medical school NOT UNDERSTAND that an implanted medical device which 1) elicits a foreign body response from the time of being implanted and 2) actively ‘bleeds’ silicone (chemicals) and/or tainted saline into a woman’s body, and 3) is implanted within close proximity to vital organs and lymph system, and 4) where silicone can cross the blood barrier, and 5) where there can be frank rupture and silicone migration, and 6) biofilms form, and 8) cause chronic inflammation / inflammatory response, and 9) can cause cancer(s) and 10) where women have developed the same symptoms over SIX DECADES, can impact health negatively?
THAT IS A REAL HEAD-SCRATCHER … unless you understand the practice of medical gaslighting and and willful blindness, and ‘hands-in-pockets’ – and then it all makes perfect sense.
I always tell women to ‘trust your body-speak’ NOT someone whose only investment in you is as their cash-cow.
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