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08/20/2021

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What if plastic surgeons told the truth about breast implants during a consult.???????😳

Woman: "So, before I sign this is there anything else I should know?"

Doctor: "Well some implants can cause cancer so women who got those are in trouble".
Woman: "Whaaa? What else?"
Doctor: (Sighs) "You have beautiful hair. It might fall out. You might suffer from overwhelming debilitating fatigue, heart palpitations, breathing problems and exhaustion so you can't be a mother, wife, partner, or work, stuff like that" so .... you may lose family members, friends and jobs.
Woman: "Thats awful! What else could there possibly be!?"
Doctor: "I really wish you'd stop asking questions!! OK. You might feel like you are dying and you’re slowly being poisoned, and you actually are. You may get diagnosed with a myriad of health issues, have GI issues, or get diagnosed with nothing but you'll feel extremely sick every single day, you will lose your looks and your body and face will become bloated with inflammation from the toxins in your body . It costs double to explant breast implants and it may leave you looking worse than what you started with..."

Sound of car driving off.

Doctor to secretary: " Yep. Just lost another one, that’s why we don’t tell patients the truth or show them the warnings on the package breast implants come in !

Newsweek | August 11,2021“I'm disappointed my surgeon did not better inform me of the risks.⁣"Another woman feeling so m...
08/12/2021

Newsweek | August 11,2021

“I'm disappointed my surgeon did not better inform me of the risks.⁣"

Another woman feeling so much better after getting her breast implants removed. Another example of why we are mandating proper informed consent.

Newsweek | August 11,2021

“I'm disappointed my surgeon did not better inform me of the risks.⁣"

Another woman feeling so much better after getting her breast implants removed. Another example of why we are mandating proper informed consent.

What’s your story?
08/08/2021

What’s your story?

What’s your story?

Yes. What is wrong with this picture? Ask your plastic surgeon for a list of the ingredients & chemicals in your breast ...
08/05/2021

Yes. What is wrong with this picture? Ask your plastic surgeon for a list of the ingredients & chemicals in your breast implants. Let me know what the response is.
Shouldn't there be transparency in medical devices as there is in personal care products? Food?

Yes. What is wrong with this picture? Ask your plastic surgeon for a list of the ingredients & chemicals in your breast implants. Let me know what the response is.
Shouldn't there be transparency in medical devices as there is in personal care products? Food?

More and more breast cancer patients are making an INFORMED DECISION to stay flat. 🔥#FLATfire
07/24/2021

More and more breast cancer patients are making an INFORMED DECISION to stay flat. 🔥
#FLATfire

More and more breast cancer patients are making an INFORMED DECISION to stay flat. 🔥
#FLATfire

This is exactly why we are fighting the FDA and implant manufacturers. Man made cancers can be prevented if we are infor...
07/13/2021
Katelyns rare illness , organized by Katelyn N' Brian Svancara

This is exactly why we are fighting the FDA and implant manufacturers.
Man made cancers can be prevented if we are informed of the risks BEFORE we put them in our bodies.

This story is devastating. Too many women are suffering for too long without knowing what’s causing their illness - and by the time we figure it out - it’s so advanced, and so many years and quality of life are taken from us.

This needs to stop. Breast implant illness is real. BIA-ALCL is not rare. It can happen to anyone of us.

The implants used for breast cancer reconstruction are the same exact ones used in cosmetic breast augmentation. There is not a safe implant. Yes they can make you sick. Yes they do cause cancer.

https://gofund.me/196b89b5

I'm starting this fundraiser for my sweet wife Katelyn. Very few and only those who k… Katelyn N' Brian Svancara needs your support for Katelyns rare illness

THIS story right here is is exactly what we are fighting to stop happening to any one of us. The dangers of breast impla...
07/12/2021
Katelyns rare illness , organized by Katelyn N' Brian Svancara

THIS story right here is is exactly what we are fighting to stop happening to any one of us. The dangers of breast implants need to be known. Implants DO cause cancer and other illnesses. This needs to stop.
https://www.gofundme.com/f/28wntuk?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=sms&utm_source=customer

I'm starting this fundraiser for my sweet wife Katelyn. Very few and only those who k… Katelyn N' Brian Svancara needs your support for Katelyns rare illness

It’s been 4 years since my cancer diagnosis, explant and mastectomy - and being deathly ill with no end in sight for nea...
07/07/2021

It’s been 4 years since my cancer diagnosis, explant and mastectomy - and being deathly ill with no end in sight for nearly a decade with what they now call “Breast implant Illness”. It’s real. I would have never guessed then - that 4 years later - that THE one and only Erin Brockovich would be sharing mine and Robyn Towt’s story to the world!! Robyn will say that I saved her life - but in turn she is still saving mine every single day! What all started as a chance meeting due to our breast cancer and eventually our implants - has led us down a road I never dreamed of being a part of - one of the biggest scandals in history - world wide (again)! BREAST IMPLANTS!! For the last 4 years - morning after morning at Jamba Juice for hours (lunch, road trips to beach volleyball torunaments, early morning and late night face times) - is where we plotted our attack on the FDA, the implant manufacturers, plastic surgeons, medical boards, law makers… you name it, we went after them. The result - informed consent checklists that started on a napkin, implants being recalled and banned world wide by the FDA and other organizations, a black box warning on breast implants; that check list scribbled on a napkin? Yep - became a bill and ultimately passed as a Law in Arizona! Which has led to more states following suit! We have talked to countless numbers of women - whether cancer patients or those who’s lives had been destroyed by implants - we never stopped sharing our story - whether it was meeting with complete strangers at Starbucks or lunch - women just as desperate as we were to find answers, or an interview with our local news anchor; Me going into surgery removing implants from women for hours on end or Robyn testifying at the FDA meeting (while I was home recovering from surgery), consulting on studies at UCLA/UNLV, etc - or now in the ErinBrockovich report - we never stopped talking to anyone that would listen ( or even if they didn’t listen we kept on). The world will know the truth about the cancer causing breast implants and the dangers associated with putting these toxic chemicals in your body. What we would have given to have these answers and this information while we suffered for years.
Maybe this was our “purpose”. Why this happened to us. Why we got sick. Why we got cancer. Why we met. We’ll never know. But what I do know - EVERY. SINGLE. WOMAN will know the dangers BEFORE it’s too late. Someday-we will never hear another woman say - “I didn’t know they caused cancer or can make you sick” or “I was told they were safe”. Someday.
All because 2 moms from Gilbert, Az just wanted their life back.
Someday …. 😘

Read it here:
https://www.thebrockovichreport.com/p/theyre-called-boobs-ed

It’s been 4 years since my cancer diagnosis, explant and mastectomy - and being deathly ill with no end in sight for nearly a decade with what they now call “Breast implant Illness”. It’s real. I would have never guessed then - that 4 years later - that THE one and only Erin Brockovich would be sharing mine and Robyn Towt’s story to the world!! Robyn will say that I saved her life - but in turn she is still saving mine every single day! What all started as a chance meeting due to our breast cancer and eventually our implants - has led us down a road I never dreamed of being a part of - one of the biggest scandals in history - world wide (again)! BREAST IMPLANTS!! For the last 4 years - morning after morning at Jamba Juice for hours (lunch, road trips to beach volleyball torunaments, early morning and late night face times) - is where we plotted our attack on the FDA, the implant manufacturers, plastic surgeons, medical boards, law makers… you name it, we went after them. The result - informed consent checklists that started on a napkin, implants being recalled and banned world wide by the FDA and other organizations, a black box warning on breast implants; that check list scribbled on a napkin? Yep - became a bill and ultimately passed as a Law in Arizona! Which has led to more states following suit! We have talked to countless numbers of women - whether cancer patients or those who’s lives had been destroyed by implants - we never stopped sharing our story - whether it was meeting with complete strangers at Starbucks or lunch - women just as desperate as we were to find answers, or an interview with our local news anchor; Me going into surgery removing implants from women for hours on end or Robyn testifying at the FDA meeting (while I was home recovering from surgery), consulting on studies at UCLA/UNLV, etc - or now in the ErinBrockovich report - we never stopped talking to anyone that would listen ( or even if they didn’t listen we kept on). The world will know the truth about the cancer causing breast implants and the dangers associated with putting these toxic chemicals in your body. What we would have given to have these answers and this information while we suffered for years.
Maybe this was our “purpose”. Why this happened to us. Why we got sick. Why we got cancer. Why we met. We’ll never know. But what I do know - EVERY. SINGLE. WOMAN will know the dangers BEFORE it’s too late. Someday-we will never hear another woman say - “I didn’t know they caused cancer or can make you sick” or “I was told they were safe”. Someday.
All because 2 moms from Gilbert, Az just wanted their life back.
Someday …. 😘

Read it here:
https://www.thebrockovichreport.com/p/theyre-called-boobs-ed

07/06/2021

Epstein–Barr-virus-positive large B-cell lymphoma associated with breast implants: an analysis of eight patients suggesting a possible pathogenetic relationship
(Abstract only)
July 05, 2021
Modern Pathology

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41379-021-00863-1

06/27/2021
06/23/2021

How the surfaces of silicone breast implants affect the immune system
The study was funded by industry, so take that as you may. This does, however, lean more towards the sloughing of the textured surface as a stronger cause for BIA-ALCL than the bacterial theory.
June 2021

https://news.mit.edu/2021/silicone-breast-implants-surfaces-health-0621

Allergan Fails to Escape Liability in Textured Breast Implant Litigation
06/01/2021
Allergan Fails to Escape Liability in Textured Breast Implant Litigation

Allergan Fails to Escape Liability in Textured Breast Implant Litigation

Allergan recalled its textured breast implants back in 2019 because of a link to breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). Now, despite its efforts to escape liability, it will have to face claims brought by patients who used their implants and then were diagnosed with can

Explants in the US are on the rise. Do you see the trend?Despite the #Covid19 pandemic, some plastic surgery procedures ...
04/29/2021

Explants in the US are on the rise. Do you see the trend?

Despite the #Covid19 pandemic, some plastic surgery procedures increased over the last year however breast augmentation has significantly decreased and breast implant removal has continued to increase.

Breast Implant Removal (Augmentation only) by Year:

2017 - 27,507
2018 - 29,236
2019 - 33,642
2020 - 36,357

The Top 5 cosmetic surgical procedures performed in 2020 were:

1. Nose reshaping (352,555 procedures)
2. Eyelid surgery(352,112 procedures)
3. Facelift (234,374 procedures)
4. Liposuction(211,067 procedures)
5. Breast augmentation (193,073 procedures)
*Breast implant removals (Augmentation patients only) 36,367

The Top 5 cosmetic surgical procedures performed in 2019 were:

1. Breast augmentation (299,715 procedures)
2. Liposuction(265,209 procedures)
3. Eyelid surgery(211,005 procedures)
4. Nose reshaping (207,284 procedures)
5. Facelift (123,685 procedures)
*Breast implant removals (Augmentation patients only) 33,764

Source:
2020 Plastic Surgery Statistics, ASPShttps://www.plasticsurgery.org/documents/News/Statistics/2020/plastic-surgery-statistics-report-2020.pdf

#breastimplants #explant

Explants in the US are on the rise. Do you see the trend?

Despite the #Covid19 pandemic, some plastic surgery procedures increased over the last year however breast augmentation has significantly decreased and breast implant removal has continued to increase.

Breast Implant Removal (Augmentation only) by Year:

2017 - 27,507
2018 - 29,236
2019 - 33,642
2020 - 36,357

The Top 5 cosmetic surgical procedures performed in 2020 were:

1. Nose reshaping (352,555 procedures)
2. Eyelid surgery(352,112 procedures)
3. Facelift (234,374 procedures)
4. Liposuction(211,067 procedures)
5. Breast augmentation (193,073 procedures)
*Breast implant removals (Augmentation patients only) 36,367

The Top 5 cosmetic surgical procedures performed in 2019 were:

1. Breast augmentation (299,715 procedures)
2. Liposuction(265,209 procedures)
3. Eyelid surgery(211,005 procedures)
4. Nose reshaping (207,284 procedures)
5. Facelift (123,685 procedures)
*Breast implant removals (Augmentation patients only) 33,764

Source:
2020 Plastic Surgery Statistics, ASPShttps://www.plasticsurgery.org/documents/News/Statistics/2020/plastic-surgery-statistics-report-2020.pdf

#breastimplants #explant

Did you know you can report your symptoms to the FDA? Here is a PSA and guide that BISA Nonprofit President Maria Gmitro...
04/24/2021
Why Adverse Event Reporting Matters

Did you know you can report your symptoms to the FDA?

Here is a PSA and guide that BISA Nonprofit President Maria Gmitro worked on with MedTruth to help promote this to the public. The FDA needs our input because this is what helps drive recalls, black box warnings, changing in labeling, informed consent and awareness to healthcare professions. Please take 4 minutes to watch this video and make a goal to report your symptoms when you have the time.

Step by Step Guide:
https://medtruth.com/articles/health-features/how-to-report-adverse-events-to-the-fda/

FDA's MedWatch Program:
https://www.fda.gov/safety/medwatch-fda-safety-information-and-adverse-event-reporting-program

PSA:
https://youtu.be/0QVdmvoExQE

Hear from industry experts and patient advocates about the importance of reporting adverse events to the FDA.Featuring, in order of appearance:Maria Gmitro, ...

Experiencing new symptoms since breast implants were placed into your body? You can report them to the FDA. From the FDA...
03/28/2021
MedWatch: FDA Safety Information & Adverse Event Reporting Program

Experiencing new symptoms since breast implants were placed into your body? You can report them to the FDA.

From the FDA:

Health professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program.

Complete and submit the report online:
https://www.fda.gov/safety/medwatch-fda-safety-information-and-adverse-event-reporting-program

Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.

Reporting on prescription/OTC medicines, non-vaccine biologicals, medical devices, special nutritional products, cosmetics and non-prescription human drug.

My story... I had breast cancer in 2017 at the age of 44. I chose to have a bilateral mastectomy.  Although I wasn’t int...
03/26/2021
Robyn at FDA hearing

My story... I had breast cancer in 2017 at the age of 44. I chose to have a bilateral mastectomy. Although I wasn’t interested in reconstruction and more surgeries, I was pushed into it because “it would make me feel whole”, and “insurance was paying for it so why not, etc”. “Breast Implants are safe and FDA approved” they said.

So I did it, and the implants made me so horribly ill. I felt fine before I got them, I didn’t do radiation or chemo so the only thing that changed was getting implants. I had them removed after only four months and all of my symptoms completely disappeared.

Headaches/migraines
Dizziness/lightheaded
Anxiety
Heart palpitations
Difficulty breathing
Difficulty swallowing
Choking feeling
Chest pain
Skin rash
Hair loss
Extreme fatigue
Chronic burning pain
Neck and shoulder pain
Physical therapy 3x a week
Red eyes
Extreme insomnia
Chronic Inflammation

All of it gone after I took them out. 😊 I stayed completely flat and I have zero regrets and I love not having to deal with the worry of having toxic chemicals in my body, multiple revisions and surgeries to replace them. I have such a feeling of freedom and peace!

And here’s my FDA speech from 3/26/2019...

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