28 February 2017

Signs and Symptoms of Silicone Immune Toxicity Syndrome

Since 1962, many millions of women have breast implants with either silicone gel or saline with silicone linings.  Unfortunately, the silicone from breast implants can leak into the surrounding tissue and deposit itself into various tissues and organs.  The silicone breaks down into the elements silocon and silica, which cause dysregulation of the immune system.  We have put together a list of signs and symptoms of silicone immune toxicity syndrome below.

Also, we have information on diagnosis, helpful books and valuable resources for patients.

The Signs and Symptoms of Silicone Immune Toxicity Syndrome are as follows:

Multipe chemical sensitivities and sensitivities to perfume, smoke and other inhalants

Muscle inflammation

Joint pain



Anxiety and depression

Hair loss

Memory loss

Foggy thinking

Night sweats

Tingling in the hands and feet


Abdominal pain

Chest pain

Other autoimmune disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis and Sjogren’s syndrome, scleroderma, fibromayalgia, and multiple sclerosis

In silicone immune toxicity syndrome, the body produces antibodies against the complex that forms when silicon attaches to protein molecules in various organs, resulting in an autoimmune response.

18 October 2016

Pip Action Campaign Get Registered .

Got Implants? Get REGISTERED

This is especially important for
(i) all women who have or who had PIP implants
(ii) all women who have REPLACED their PIP implants
(iii) all women with breast implants regardless of brand
(iv) if you had your surgery in England or live in England
You can Register your surgery and your implants here:
Not in England but in the UK?
If you are in Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales (or any part of the UK other than England) please write to your MP and ask why the Department of Health is NOT making the registry available to you. If a template letter would be helpful, please make a note in the comments and we,ll bang one out for you :)

Pip Action Campaign Get Registered .

06 February 2016

Danger signs When You Should Walk Away - Mark Henley cosmetic surgeon

Any consultation should be exactly that – a consultation. Be very wary of any individual who is trying to ‘sell’ you an operation. This would not be the sort of behaviour to expect from a reputable surgeon.

The Healthcare Commission states that;

"The hospital or clinic should offer you an initial consultation with the doctor who will carry out the procedure"

Successful cosmetic surgery begins with a thorough assessment of your health, in addition to your motivation and goals of surgery. Beware if a doctor is willing to perform surgery without checking out your general health first.

Be wary of any establishment that appears in a rush to book you in for surgery, particularly if you are offered special pricing to commit to surgery straight away. Also, make sure you read the small print before signing anything.

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23 October 2015

Study shows surgery can treat Breast implant associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma

The study showed that anaplastic large cel lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) associated with breast implants can be diagnosed and treated surgically. The research showed that such rare lymphoma can be treated successfuly.

The title of the study was “Characteristics and Treatment of Advanced Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma,

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