NATIONAL BREAST IMPLANT AWARENESS MONTH
Throughout March, National Breast Implant Awareness Month alerts us to the truth about breast implants.
The observance is dedicated to providing valuable information for those who have implants and those considering them. Seeking all avenues of information provides valuable insight to the decision-making process. Before committing to surgery consider the risks, types of implants, and how they are managed as they all factor into your overall health. Areas to research:
- Breast reconstruction
- Support system
In 2006, the FDA recognized that there were limited data on rare events and long-term outcomes with regards to silicone gel-filled breast implants. Long term studies on both silicone and saline filled implants were required and started for several populations.
Informed Consent Laws are one way to protect women in your state. Informed consent includes:
- An ingredients list of the shell of all implants
- ALCL risks and a clear explanation that it is a cancer of the immune system
- The requirement that plastic surgeons test women for autoimmune illness prior to implanting
- No mammograms with breast implants; only MRI and Ultrasound or even Thermography
Having surgeons follow women for a minimum of 10 years with a goal of 12-15 years to make sure these women know they need to have the implant and capsule removed every 12-15 years; implants are not a lifetime device
Find the right questions to ask and where to look during National Breast Implant Awareness Month.
HOW TO OBSERVE #BreastImplantAwarenessMonth
Educate yourself about the risks associated with breast implants. Find out more from those who have been through it first at www.titscommittee.org.
If you suspect your illness is caused by a breast implant visit The Implant Truth Survivors Committee link above, www.discoverbreastimplantillness.com or www.toxicdiscovery.com for more resources.
Share your own experience by using #BreastImplantAwarenessMonth on social media.
NATIONAL BREAST IMPLANT AWARENESS MONTH HISTORY
The Implant Truth Survivors Committee founded National Breast Implant Awareness Month in March of 2018 to help women make informed decisions about breast implants and to educate them about the risks associated with all kinds of breast implants. By bringing resources to women that are not readily available elsewhere, National Implant Awareness Month hopes to make a positive impact in the lives of women and improve their chances of preventing illness.
The Implant Truth Survivors Committee would like to thank Toxic Discovery, The National Breast Implant Task Force, Dr. Melmed, all the ladies who donated and continue to donate, and Discover Breast Implant Illness for their support.
In 2018, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Breast Implant Awareness Month to be observed annually in March.