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Explant 4 months post op

I am reaching out to find others that have experienced what I am living. I had saline implants at age 50, (4 years ago)I was in excellent health, as much research as I did and people I knew, I had never heard any of the stories where things don't go right. After the surgery I pulled something in my right breast that to this day causes pain. The explant(4 months ago) was suppose to be the answer, a simple operation and I would be my old self. The only way to explain what I feel is a raw, muscular ache that has only gotten worse. It is pretty much impossible to wear a regular bar, is there anyone that can direct me to a Dr. in Birmingham AL? I am seriously thinking of driving to Atlanta.

Saline Breast Implants

Saline Breast implants can Leak from the Valves and Cause Bacterial infections in the Chest Wall - See Dr. Susan Kolb in Atlanta , Ga
She Saved my Life ! I Had Saline Breast Implants which one was Leaking from
The Defective Valve which Caused Two Bacterial Infections in my Chest Wall .

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Please call Carolyn Salzmann

Please call Carolyn Salzmann law firm if you are interested in a lawsuit. You must have implants after 2007. This in not for women with older implants.
Here website is below.
Please call,I just got off the phone with her and she is very interested in helping but she is in the beginning stages of this and she doesn't know ALL the problems these implants can cause. the more women that call her the better. She is very very nice.

http://www.salzmannfirm.com/carolyn-salzmann/

Carolyn is is great. Really

Carolyn is is great. Really wants to help. Please call her today to discuss your situation and symptoms.

407.423.4560

trying to decide if I should have silicone implants removed

Originally, I had saline implants for reconstruction after breast cancer, then changed to silicone because I wanted a more natural look and feel. The first was 20 years ago and the last was 4 years ago. Now I am experiencing memory loss, clumsiness, spaciness, and an inability to concentrate. Also, muscle cramps. I am scared and feel a loss of control. I live in California and wonder where I should go for answers and possible explantation.

silicone toxicity

I would recommend explantation and antifungals and detoxification. Many patients from the west coast travel to Atlanta for this as it is not available there.

Four years ago I had a double

Four years ago I had a double mastectomy with reconsructive surgery - Allergan 410 silicone "gummy bear" implants. The past three months I have developed a very "angry" rash and have been to allergists and dermatologists...blood work, biopsies, allergy patch tests etc. The results show nothing. The rash continues to spread. In addition - I went to the plastic surgery who performed the implant surgery and told me in no way could these implants be the cause of the rash. I am at my wits end and truly believe they are the cause. Has anyone heard of any other patient with these symptoms? I am now researching doctors in the NYC area to have an explant performed. Thank you so much for your help

Addendum to above - I was

Addendum to above - I was told by 2 doctors it is eczema - and some say it is not. Either way, eczema is an autoimmune disease, and I still relate it to the implants. Thank you again.

rash

If it is eczema, try avoiding gluten. Implants with biotoxins from mold can cause a reaction to gluten in some patients. Most rashes in breast implant patients are fungal.

rash

This is the beginning of a whole lot of other problems...you haven't seen anything yet, these things are not safe and why women don't get together and put a moratorium on these thing is baffling to me...take your power back ladies...you have more power then you think!!!!!!!!

Make sure they remove the

Make sure they remove the pocket of tissue in addition to the implant. I have heard that implants can cause rashes. You will probably not find a dr that will tell you it's from your implants. They also try to get you to get new implants, as though you are somehow less without them. Also the implants should be sent for testing. Dr kolb has them cultured. She is one of the few doctors that has taken a stand against implants. I have done extensive research looking for a doctor, and as soon as my toddler can get in an out of a bed by herself I'm scheduling an appointment with Dr. Kolb!

Make sure they remove the

Make sure they remove the pocket of tissue in addition to the implant. I have heard that implants can cause rashes. You will probably not find a dr that will tell you it's from your implants. They also try to get you to get new implants, as though you are somehow less without them. Also the implants should be sent for testing. Dr kolb has them cultured. She is one of the few doctors that has taken a stand against implants. I have done extensive research looking for a doctor, and as soon as my toddler can get in an out of a bed by herself I'm scheduling an appointment with Dr. Kolb!

She is a Hypocrite

"She is one of the few doctors that has taken a stand against implants."

Really?! haha SHE HAS SALINE IMPLANTS HERSELF - what kind of stand is that?

saline implants

I have saline implants because when I asked if I should replace them, I heard that "yes, it is not over yet". Because I replaced with Mentor smooth saline, I was able to figure out the biotoxin problem with saline which is different than the silicone toxicity. This is outlined in the book and we are now able to get women out of wheelchairs who have severe neurotoxicity from mold biotoxins (misdiagnosed as MS) with defective saline implants. So, following your spiritual guidance (like when I was told in meditation to get Dow Corning silicone implants in the first place), is sometimes important. And haha to you as well. What have you contributed to others that help them get over a life threatening illness?

implants

could you please contact or email me I have had 13 surgeries from my original surgery trying to get them to take, and as of March of this year had them removed I am still getting some infections under one of my breasts with some discharge I am not symmetrical anymore and about as depressed as I can get my email is annlawhorn1990@gmail.com I could really use someone who understands to talk to.

implants

could you please contact or email me I have had 13 surgeries from my original surgery trying to get them to take, and as of March of this year had them removed I am still getting some infections under one of my breasts with some discharge I am not symmetrical anymore and about as depressed as I can get my email is annlawhorn1990@gmail.com I could really use someone who understands to talk to.

And HAHA

And haha to you as well. What idiocy? You have repeatedly treated women and men with disrespect and dishonor them and their own path in life by belittling their existence.. You are not a God nor are you a spiritual healer. Your justification for getting implants is your business. Never was ours, but....and this a big but....I doubt your credibility when it comes to your dingbat excuses!!! I heard it in meditation.

If you are a spiritual healer you would not be charging a red cent. Correct.

How do you think we got to this site....We are obviously in need of help or direction concerning a medical condition. I want to be a Mom to my son. That's what I was put on this earth to do. You are an evangelical minister. Give me all money and you will be healed. I heard you talk about this gentleman with cancer who died after chemotherapy and you told the radio interview he never wanted to live anyway. Where is the patient confidentiality? What about his children and grandchildren.
What gives you the right to dishonor him in such away. Read the last line. You are full of yourself. How can you have any room for your patients.

Make sure they remove the

Make sure they remove the pocket of tissue in addition to the implant. I have heard that implants can cause rashes. You will probably not find a dr that will tell you it's from your implants. They also try to get you to get new implants, as though you are somehow less without them. Also the implants should be sent for testing. Dr kolb has them cultured. She is one of the few doctors that has taken a stand against implants. I have done extensive research looking for a doctor, and as soon as my toddler can get in an out of a bed by herself I'm scheduling an appointment with Dr. Kolb!

rash

Silicone implants leak so this could also be an allergic reaction to silicone and chemicals. Try hydrocortisone cream on one part of the rash and Lamisil cream on another part and see which one works. I would recommend explantation in any event.

about Smooth saline

Hi Dr Kolb,

My name is Dee and I have finally come to the conclusion after constantly trying to cure myself of my dizzy, drunken state almost constantly (without alcohol present), my hair is falling out, I have chronic fatigue, I have eczema on my knees, irritable bowel for almost a year and a half and a constant ringing in my ears. Almost all of These symptoms have been ongoing for almost 4 years now, not to mention the insomnia that goes along with it. I had saline implants In mid July of 2007 and EVERY doctor I have been to has been unable to find anything to cause these issues. My first gut instinct was the implants and I'm really starting to believe it. I have changed my diet dramatically to try to kill off any fungi living I'm my body, along with taking natural anti fungal herbs and cleanses. But the way I look at it is that if there is a controlled environment where they are able to reproduce constantly and then get out, it will never be cured.
What is the difference in the implants you replaced with and the ones you had before?

RASH

Yes i have had a rash on my arms now spreading to my shoulders and back. Nothing helps the itching or pain for very long. I have seen several doctors. I believe in my heart that my implants caused this. I had my explanted 4 weeks ago, with an increase in symptoms. I believe removing the implants got everything going again.. I have a phone appt with Dr Kolb in Atlanta on Tuesday of next week. I am praying for answers and my health back.

follow up

Can you give us an update now that you have had them out a few months? Have your symptoms improved?

Itchy rash

I just had my 24 year old silicone implants removed on May 16, 2014 & developed a rash on my right arm, which I believed to be from the blood pressure cuff during surgery.
Yesterday, May 25, 2014 the rash began to spread & is now on both arms, breasts and tummy.
My implants were both ruptured and had to be scraped of of tissue.
Will this rash ho away? I hope so!!

Itchy rash

I just had my 24 year old silicone implants removed on May 16, 2014 & developed a rash on my right arm, which I believed to be from the blood pressure cuff during surgery.
Yesterday, May 25, 2014 the rash began to spread & is now on both arms, breasts and tummy.
My implants were both ruptured and had to be scraped out of tissue.
Will this rash go away? I hope so!!
I also had a lift.

RASH

Yes i have had a rash on my arms now spreading to my shoulders and back. Nothing helps the itching or pain for very long. I have seen several doctors. I believe in my heart that my implants caused this. I had my explanted 4 weeks ago, with an increase in symptoms. I believe removing the implants got everything going again.. I have a phone appt with Dr Kolb in Atlanta on Tuesday of next week. I am praying for answers and my health back.

same symptons

I have had my silicone implants in since 2008. Over the past few years have had crazy symptoms the doctors have no solution to. Really fatigue, low energy, not feeling myself at all. Dizzy spells and all the sudden allergic to everything. My pollen allergies have worsened, I am not allergic to milk, and dogs which was never before? And have a terrible angry rash that wont go away and Doctors did biopsy and just says contact derm. which means I am reacting to something I am coming into contact with? Have you found out any more information?

Analysis

The only person I know that does this is Pierre Blais.

silicone

Dow Corning provided silicone to some of the manufacturers.

DO NOT SEND YOUR IMPLANTS TO

DO NOT SEND YOUR IMPLANTS TO THE MANUFACTURER OR ANYBODY ELSE WHICH CAN BE INVOLVED IN THE PROTECTION OF CORPORATE BRANDS

cysts and fibroids from saline breat implants?

Can saline breast implants disrupt the endocrine system just from the saline outer shell alone, with no infection? Can the ingredients of the outer shell contribute to estrogen dominance and cysts and fibroids?

endocrine problems

Endocrine problems in saline patients usually are due to biotoxins from mold but some plastics do cause estrogen dominence.

Saline Breast Implants

I was wondering if anyone has had major Gastrointestinal issues with Saline implants. I've had implants for 3years. Shortly after I began having upset stomach, gurgling, and gas. It has continued, I have been to 2 different GI doctors and was diagnosed with IBS. Has anyone had similiar problems?

GI problems

IBS in implant patients is usually due to an immune problem causing dysbiosis or overgrowth of unfriendly bacteria and fungi. I would recommend Nystatin oral solution, probiotics, and glutamine to heal the gut along with a diet free of wheat (gluten) and dairy until the problem resolves.

IBS

This is just the beginning, your Gut is your second brain...from here it's Lupis symptoms...MS symptoms...head rash...head buzzing...chronic fatigue...fungal problems...like your world is falling apart...because it is~~~and they are still saying they are safe??????

Joan Mencl

Leaking saline

Hi I have had my saline breast implants for nine yrs now and I have been getting very sick often w throwing up and just no energy. I have been having this prob since four mos now. I went to see my gun doc and she said that she thought it may be leaking. I wasn't aware because I just forget that their there. But yeah for mos and mos now I have been getting so sick. Could it be from the implants leak? I'm scheduled 29th of July for another breast aug, this time w the gel implants. I don't know but it's got me wondering also. And yeah I don't believe that a plastic surgeon is going to admit to anything even if they know the truth, it'll be a loss for them.

Saline VS Silicone

Hello, I live in Orlando, Florida and I am post explant from a doctor in Sarasota by the name of Marguerite Barnett...she's wonderful. I have been sick for going on seven years and it took me about 6 months to figure out how deathly ill these things had made me. I highly recommend you do research prior to having the gel put in but if you research it, you'll be sure to find out these things have harmed so many women and taken away their health, their confidence, happiness and livelyhoods you just cannot deny these things can be super harmful. The surgeons, doctors and FDA will not tell you the real story so you have to hear it from the many women who have suffered. Good luck and I hope you take your power back.

explantation

We recommend total capsulectomy, drain for a week, antifungals around the time of surgery, removal of silicone laden axillary lymph nodes, immune and endocrine support, and detoxification of silicone, chemicals, and biotoxins around the time of surgery. This is important for recovery.

concerened

dr kolb
have just made an appointment with a surgeon for explantation. silicone implants done in fall of 2011. have not had extreme auto immune symptoms, but have currently had circulation issues in feet which doc is predicting raynaud's and positive ANA of 1:40. seeing a rheumatologist this monday. my plan is to have these taken out. i have no reason to believe there is a rupture, however have never had any health issues until now. will the detox need to be the same?

I didn't realize all of this

I didn't realize all of this prior to my explantation!!
I now have a growing rash on my arms, breasts, neck and tummy.
What should I do?
I don't think he removed the encapsulated pocket, but scraped the ruptured silicone out of it.
Very concerned.

Its a breast implant illness

My advice to you after suffering for years but really bad symptoms the last four. I would not get your implants redone they will kill you.

I had severe symptoms all were typical for Breast Implant Illness my Cardiologist told me 4/16/2014. My feet were bright red, pin pricking, tingling in them, I had severe itching, parasites, memory issues, a chronic fatigue where I needed to lay my head down constantly,serious food and chemical allergies, Ibs, dermatitis, the list goes on. I had been diagnosed in 4/2011 with Dental toxicity from Twelve Silver fillings so the Breast Implant Illness was overlooked by all the specialists with that all gone and heavy detox. I prayed to God that he would have mercy on me then ran across this gals story and she had most the same symptoms I had and it referred me to Dr. Susan Kolb Atlanta GA. I had my breast Explantation by Dr. Susan Kolb on 4/17/2014, Mastopexy lift, enbloc, full scar capsule removal, scar revision. Today is my third week and I am greatful to be alive Praise God! One of my implants biopsied had a defective valve from the beginning and was told the leaking causes Bio-toxin illness. I Thank Dr. Kolb and her staff, I have a lot less symptoms and look forward to recovery.

This is great news! I don't

This is great news! I don't want to be tacky or intrusive but could you give me a ballpark number on the cost for your procedure(s)? I need to do the exact same I think. Under 15K? Thanks a million!

great to hear this

I agree with you after I've learned so much I'm so overwhelmed and hoping I can get a doc to help call my ins and tell them I'm sick... I got so many symptoms that ur describing and see lupus they just found modulars on both lungs and plus I just ache n hurt all over which I just got over finally pneumonia that I fit for a month now I wished I could go back to being flatter than a flitter thank you n god bless you each