Silicone Breast Implants are made with Heavy Metals

Silicone Breast Implants
are made with Heavy Metals

There are heavy metals in breast implants. Heavy metals can cause fatigue, damage the brain, lungs, kidney, liver, blood composition and most organs. Longterm exposures to metals can cause progression to diseases such as MS, Parkinsons, Alzheimers and muscular dystrophy. Repeated and longterm exposures to some metals can even cause cancer. The toxicity levels of many heavy metals is just slightly above levels naturally found in our environments.  

Unknown to most users of saline and silicone breast implants, silicones used to make breast implants contain an array of toxic chemicals and many heavy metals.  It is heavy metals that give silicone it’s various consistencies in order to manufacture the different components of a breast implant such as the shell, patch to seal the shell and silicone gel filling.  The latest generation of silicone breast implants known as ‘cohesive gel silicone implants’ contain more heavy metals than the previous non-cohesive silicones used in earlier versions of breast implants.    

In the history of breast implants and documented by the FDA in their various Pre Market Assessments, it is well known that heavy metals of silicone such as platinum and others are not stable in the either the shell or the gel filling of breast implants and these shell defects and gel filling defects have never been solved.  Both breast implant shells and the gel filling regularly fail and the chemicals and heavy metals of silicone bleed, leak and rupture contaminating users of breast implants much earlier than they anticipate and including cohesive gel silicones.   We have many documented photos of cohesive gel implants that became puddles of silicone in women’s chests.  

All chemicals and metals used in breast implants should be listed in the Summary of Safety and Effectiveness Data (SSEDs) documents for each implant type approved to be on the market; however, this is not the case. The various toxic chemicals of silicone are hidden behind the general words used for silicones, such as “siloxanes” or “dimethylsiloxanes” in these documents. The SSEDs do list some heavy metals used. Here are some of the SSEDs from the FDA’s website for breast implants on the market, which may be applicable to your breast implants:

Allergan Natrelle Silicone (pg. 6)

Allergan Natrelle 410 Anatomical (pg. 9-10)

Mentor MemoryGel Silicone (pg. 8)

Mentor MemoryShape Silicone (pg. 12-13)

Sientra Silicone (pg. 6-7)

Allergan Natrelle Saline (pg. 6)

Mentor Saline (pg. 6-7) 

Ideal Saline (pg. 8)

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This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. Jennifer

    Was the hair test something your Dr ordered or something you had to pay privately for through another company?

    1. Nicole

      Hi Jennifer,
      I ordered my hair test through a hair testing lab, there are several depending on where you live, sometimes you need to go through a practitioner usually a Naturopathic Doctor or Functional Medicine Doctor, sometimes you can get it through a good compounding pharmacy. Just good hair tissue analysis where you live.

      1. Emily

        Hi Nicole,

        Do you recommend testing for heavy metal prior to explant and again after, to see the difference?
        Is there a way to test if you have MTHFR gene (and the other gene/s that impair ability to detoxify) without going through a site that keeps record of your DNA (I will not do that, for many reasons).

        1. Nicole

          Hi Emily,
          I don’t recommend testing for heavy metals prior to explant because our metals and minerals are deranged before explant. I would not start testing for heavy metals at least until 6 to 12 months post explant and I would hair test for metals first. If anything showed really high there, I would follow up the hair test with a provoked urine test for heavy metals. The truth is most will not have to do anything about heavy metals and excess heavy metals will detox on their own after explant and as we bring up our mineral levels post explant. You can get a MTHFR genetic test from your doctor too.

  2. Jenn

    My tin and aluminum levels were really elevated.

  3. Rachel

    Hi Nicole,

    I got my heavy metal hair test back and I have off the chart levels for all of them including titanium. I’m worried and it seems like no one else has this high of levels. I’m not sure how this happened but did you have this high also? I read about titanium having a half life of 20 years

    1. Nicole

      Hi Rachel,
      I would like to see your hair test please and I will show you mine. Can you email it to me at [email protected]

    2. Savanna

      Where did you get the test done on your hair?

  4. Laura

    hi nicole,
    can you share which heavy metals detox protocol you used?
    I took the Doctor’s Data heavy metals test unprovoked and it came back slightly elevated for Barium, Thallium and Cesium.
    I then took it again with 500 mg DMPS and 1,000 mg DMSA oral chelators. The results came back high in lead, antimony and thallium (mid yellow range) and OFF THE CHARTS IN MERCURY (140 when it should be <1.3)
    my doctor is suggesting a low oral dose of DMSA and DMPS in a few weeks after i stabilize. i have felt considerably worse since the test. i feel like the DMPS and DMSA caused a lot of heavy metals to recirculate in my system (my dr doesn’t think it would still be bothering me 3 weeks after the test) bc i have more burning, prickling sensations, numbness, nausea, some shortness of breath and fatigue. basically all of my symptoms from pre explant (5 months ago) have worsened again.
    i see you used DMSA and then ALA. i’m more willing to try those chelators over DMPS (i’ve read a number of articles that scare me).
    i had been starting to see improvements with most symptoms especially the fatigue and now it’s all come rushing back and I’m really struggling. Any advice is welcome!
    thank you!

    1. Nicole

      Hi Laura,
      I answered you via email too, not sure if you received that. I did chelate using DMSA and ALA but that is only because DMPS was not available to me. DMPS is a much stronger chelator of mercury with fewer symptoms and if you do have mercury toxicity it’s important to get it out of your body as fast as you can because its very toxic. Can you find me on facebook, I’ll look for you too, I would like to see your mercury toxicity test to ensure you do actually have mercury toxicity. All of us have some lead, mercury and other heavy metals which do show up when we take provoked testing but that does not mean we are toxic with these metals.

  5. Carine

    I have a lot of arsenicum . Could that be from silicone?

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