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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18 September 2015

5 Things I Wish All Women Knew About Mammograms

Earlier this year, one of the largest and longest studies of mammography to date — involving 90,000 women followed for 25 years — found that mammograms have no impact on breast cancer mortality.Over the course of the study, the death rate from breast cancer was virtually identical between those who received an annual mammogram and those who did not, while 22 percent of screen-detected invasive breast cancers were over-diagnosed, leading to unnecessary treatment. The researchers concluded “the data suggest that the value of mammography screening should be reassessed
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29 June 2015

Verdict in the TÜV Appeal is due

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Think Over Before You Make Over | BAPRAS

Think Over Before You Make Over | BAPRAS

Every year thousands of people in the UK put themselves at serious risk of physical and psychological harm by undergoing bad or inappropriate surgery that could be easily avoided by asking some simple questions about their treatment.
Think Over Before You Make Over is a campaign to address the worrying lack of consumer awareness about how to choose safe and appropriate cosmetic surgery.
Find out more on this website and join the campaign.

Aftercare & Recovery

Aftercare & Recovery

Once surgery is completed, you will be taken into a recovery area where you will continue to be closely monitored. If you had an “outpatient” procedure performed, you will be permitted to go home after a short period of observation. If you have undergone a general anesthetic, you must have a caregiver assist you with daily activities continuously for the first 24 hours. If your procedure requires an overnight stay, you will be transported to an overnight observation room after initially waking up in the recovery area.
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18 May 2015

Best practice diagnostic guidelines for patients presenting with breast symptoms (2010)

These guidelines define, and bring together in one place, the key clinical and process markers of quality for the multidisciplinary diagnostic team to promote both quality and efficiency. They will be vital in ensuring that all breast cancer patients receive high quality, joined up care. They are as vital a guide for the GP practice as they are for the hospital specialists.
However, guidelines alone are not enough – we need to turn policies into practice and this is why the support of health professional colleges and societies in promoting these guidelines to their members is particularly welcome
Download the pdf here 

11 May 2015

Facts About Breast Implants - Our Bodies Ourselves

By Diana Zuckerman, Elizabeth Nagelin-Anderson & Elizabeth Santoro
In 2013, almost 300,000 women and teenagers underwent surgery to have their breasts enlarged with silicone or saline implants and almost 100,000 breast cancer patients had reconstruction after mastectomy, often with implants. The popularity of breast augmentation has tripled since 1997, when there were just over 101,000 of these proceduresMore than 23,000 implant removal procedures were also reported in 2013. Given these statistics, it is not surprising that in spite of the increasing number of women with breast implants, debate continues to swirl about their safety. Many women are justifiably confused by the conflicting information they hear. Here are the facts about what is known and not known about the risks of breast implants.

29 April 2015

Free Symptom Quiz- Do hormones effect your symptoms?

Suffering from symptoms your doctor can't explain? It might be your hormones. Find out NOW

Symptom Quiz — What's causing them?

Is your weight gain caused by menopause or your thyroid?

Is your insomnia due to stress or menopause?

Is your exhaustion a symptom of adrenal or thyroid imbalance?

Since the symptoms of these problems overlap, it can be hard to uncover their true source.

This 15-question quiz will help guide you to what's really causing your symptoms, so that you can find the relief you need. Read more

12 April 2015


How you may look after your surgeon removes your breast implants is hard to pinpoint exactly. Every person’s surgery results are different due to various factors from the way the implants were inserted to differences in breast tissue.
Firstly your breast tissue may be displaced from the implants being in your body and you may even see a caved in area on your chest. This is caused by the implants continual pressure on the chest wall.  Everyone is different and we all heal at different rates. Remember that your tummy shrunk back after having babies and so will your breasts. You need to be kind to yourself and realise that it will take time, and by time I mean this healing process can takes months. At the time of writing this it has been over four years since my explant surgery and I love the way I look and feel. Remember that your tummy shrunk back after having babies and so will your breasts.

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06 April 2015


More and more women are having their breast implants removed, including British celebrity model and Big Brother winner Katie Price, but should you consider it?

Clinics across the UK experienced an average rise of around 97% in women seeking breast implant removal, but what has led to this increase?

Why do women want to remove their breast implants?

There are several reasons why women may feel the time is right to have their breast implants taken out.

  • The recent scandal involving the toxic material of the PIP implants has led to women wanting these particular implants removed as quickly as possible.
  • Unsurprisingly, even if the implants are not of the PIP brand, women are still worried and the media coverage has made then reluctant to keep the implants.
  • Some implants can develop hardened, capsules around the actual silicon. This tends to happen after a few years or so, and means it is time to change the implant.
  • Women may feel that the aesthetic nature of the implant they choose does not fit in with their lifestyle now, and want a more natural/cosmetic look to their breasts.
  • Women who are just about to start a family may be worried about breast feeding and as such, may have their implants removed before they become pregnant.
  • Post-menopausal women may want to have their implants removed as their actual breasts have grown naturally.

13 March 2015

The Endocrine System

border="0"The endocrine system is comprised of glands that secrete hormones, chemical substances that travel in the bloodstream to target tissues, where they help to regulate body growth and direct the development and functioning of primary and secondary sexual structures including breasts.

The endocrine system sends messages throughout the body via hormones, chemical messengers produced by glands within the body. The endocrine system is responsible for physical growth, energy balance and the development of sex organs, including the breasts.

Many hormones work in concert to influence initial breast development and to prepare the breast for lactation during and just after pregnancy. In this complex endocrine system, tiny, targeted amounts of hormone can exert big changes in the body.

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05 March 2015

Wear Something Yellow & take a #PIPCrimes Selfie

Wear Something Yellow 16-18 March 2015
We Are All in This Together 

Millions of people worldwide are victims of health fraud. Health fraud is responsible for thousands of deaths and many more serious injuries every year. Individual stories appear in the world's press and media every day.

Half a million women worldwide are victims of the PIP implant fraud, just a fraction of the number of women whose lives have been changed by medical devices crimes.

In addition to being victims to the fraud, PIP affected women are also victims of negligence. Neither the safety protections nor the checks and balances were in place to expose the fraud. Dangerous manufacturing experiments at PIP continued undetected for over a decade. Five hundred thousand women and their families are suffering unimaginable pain and anxiety as a result.

Despite the horror of the PIP crime, women with implants continue to be discriminated against and negatively stereotyped.

Women, their friends and loved ones globally are coming together in defence of their rights to dignity, access to healthcare treatment and future monitoring. Read more & join in here.

The BIG Yellow PIP Demo: 16-18 March 2015


24 February 2015


BAPRAS is the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons - 
they know a thing or two about breast surgery.

Here,s their guide: KEY QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR SURGEON Pdf download  
which is a part of their new ThinkOver campaign...

02 February 2015

25 Reasons Not to Get Breast Implants | Dr. Nalini Chilkov

BREAST IMPLANT SURGERYLast week the FDA reported that breast implants put women's lives in danger. The big news last week was that a small number of women can get a very rare type of cancer (ALCL: anaplastic large cell lymphoma). It confirmed that death is a possible side effect of breast implants.

But what no one is talking about are all the other more frequent, more common and very real dangers and problems that go along with breast implants. Does the FDA really believe that if we don't kill too many women it's acceptable to disfigure them and compromise women's health in other less lethal ways?

According to Diana Zuckerman, Ph.D., Elizabeth Nagelin-Anderson, M.A.

and Elizabeth Santoro, R.N., M.P.H.:

Take a look at the list below and decide if you would let someone you love take these risks with their health ... just to have a bigger boobs ... What price are women willing to pay? Why are women so unhappy with their breasts? Do we really think we will be loved more if we have a bigger bra size? Maybe men could let us know how lovely small breasts really are. Hey guys ... step up to and save some women's lives. Tell us we are beautiful and you love us with any size breasts and that you would rather have us healthy than sick, alive, not dead.

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01 February 2015

Wear Something Yellow & take a #PIPCrimes Selfie

Wear Something YELLOW & Post your PIPCrime Specs selfie on the social network 16-18 March 2015 in solidarity and support of over 500,000 women and their families worldwide affected by fraudulent PIP breast implants.
yellow-sunniesVOn the 16-18 March 2010, the French health regulator conducted the first scrupulous audit at the PIP factory.  The order to close the plant came as a result. Five years later, women with non-compliant PIP implant are still struggling to access healthcare & have this toxic mess removed from their bodies.  The fight for justice for women continues!

Peer-reviewed case reports and studies show that toxic chemicals in the shells and fillers of PIP Implants seep out into surrounding body tissue, migrate into body organs, can cross the placenta and can be found in breast milk. These toxic chemicals make women very sick and many report debilitating symptoms. Women everywhere with TOXIC PIP implants are suffering, they are being poisoned, they are frightened, they are extremely anxious and in pain.Read more 

07 January 2015

Botched breast enhancement performed by non-certified plastic surgeons leads to loss of both breasts | Fox News

More advice to do your research...
Many women with PIP did their research... how were we supposed to detect a criminal fraud, cowboy clinics and greedy surgeons?

For women planning to have their PIP replaced. 

1. Please make sure you check the UK registers for a properly qualified surgeon. 
2. You should speak to the surgeon performing your surgery at a consultation.
3. Research the common complications associated with breast implants
4. Check the after-care arrangements
5. Check corrective surgery costs
6. Get full details (or a brochure) for the implants you choose. This brochure will form part of the contract you make with the clinic)
7. Check the clinic has a valid CQC Registration
8. Check the clinic is insured
9. Consider paying with a credit card (for consumer protection rights)

Ask yourself if you can afford the ongoing costs and maintenance of breast implants. No implants last a lifetime. Implants can rupture at any time.
Many women with implants experience difficulties breast feeding. Please give this special consideration if you are planning to become pregnant with implants.
“Your body is the most important thing that you have, doing research and finding out as much info as you can… is extremely important,” Lourentzatos said. “The trauma, depression and sadness going through with this whole experience, I wouldn’t even want my own worst enemy to going through it.”
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