Mission Statement for Implant Awareness Society (I.A.S.)


Educational: To educate the general public, using information and scientific facts, to help them better understand how the body reacts to saline and silicone implants.

Charitable: To give emotional support and guidance that will help implant patients and their families cope with the complications caused by all indwelling implants. Through our far-reaching network, we are often able to recommend specific doctors and health-care workers who have experience working with patients that have unique health challenges due to their implants.

The society has received many emails of thanks from women and men who have been given support throughout their trials and mishaps due to silicone implants.  Some women that were confined to wheelchairs regained their health due to the support and doctor referrals given to them by the I.A.S.

A small body of determined spirits,
fired by an unquenchable faith,
can alter the course of human history.

–Mahatma Gandhi

Please feel free to contact us for help, assistance, references, or more information.

Phone: 604-572-8486
E-mail: implantas@shaw.ca


Please take time to explore the various sections of our website:

About Us:  Our history, who we are, why we exist.

Research:  Research is showing that the health risks associated with Breast Implants in a growing area of concern.

Dear DR: A letter to primary health care Doctors regarding the health risks associated with Breast Implants. This outlines the various symptoms and health impacts of Breast Implants.

Testimonials: Personal testimonials and letters of concern from Doctors who DARE to speak out.

DOW:  Trial Exhibit Abstracts from law suits against Dow Corning, the world’s  largest supplier of Breast Implant devices.

News:  News and information about Breast Implants.

18 Responses to Mission Statement for Implant Awareness Society (I.A.S.)

  1. cheryl galloway says:

    I had silicone breast implants for 30 years, the implants made me so ill I thought I was really dying. I was diagnosed with MS- 17 years ago and even then my doctors stated your implants arent causing your MS. I dont even ever want to see another doctor as long as I live right now. I honestly dont believe they had my best interests in mind. The only honest statement the plastic surgeon made to me was the implants dont last more than 8 to 10 years. so my implants should have been taken out no later than 1990. I just had them out on 2010 because of a list of illness I wouldnt even have room on this site to tell you. I want to write a book, some women still arent listening all I have to say to everyone in due time its gonna happen again(big civil lawsuits) and hopefully you will live long enough to collect the peanuts they toss you.

  2. Shelley Silber says:

    I had Silicone Breast Implants from 2003-2012. I had them removed after becoming very ill. I am a Registered Nurse and my husband is a Physician. We were never given an appropriate informed consent. How these Plastic surgeons get away with denying that implants make women sick is a crime. I have had them removed and am still sick as a result of them leaking.

  3. website says:

    “Implant Awareness Society | Inform, Educate, and Empower the Community about Implants” actually makes me personally imagine a somewhat further.
    I really loved every single component of it. Thanks for the post ,Renee

  4. Terry Stanley says:

    I am very sick and still have my implants in I have the high cohesive gel or also known as the gummy bear implants. My left breast I think has a capsule contracture. I have been having these symtoms that started 2 years ago and thought it was related to menapause not knowing that it could be my implants. Now here I am and I can’t even describe the helpless and hopelessness that I am feeling. These toxic implants are causing so much sickness inside of my body. Everyday is a chalenge just to keep going. I am trying to cope with all this sickness I have and trying to raise my children it is such a fight and so very depressing. I am in the process of trying to find a plastic surgeon to remove these toxic implants, but I keep getting shuffled from one doctor to another I almost feel like I will be dead by the time I can get them out. I Pray that if anyone out there is thinking about getting implants please think long and hard. It is not worth it please think about it and I hope this will help others to know that you are beautiful just the way you are!

  5. Tina Keene says:

    I am pending explanation of Inamed Style 110 silicone implants. After reading Dr Susan Kolb’s book “The Naked Truth about Breast Implants from Harm to Healing” my symptoms of joint pain and tendonitis may have started 2 years following implantation. It wasn’t until 2012- 2013 that my symptoms began to intensified brushing off as arthritis. Progressed to the point diagnoses carpel tunnel syndrome. Status post bilateral CT and tendon release 1 year later I have bilateral shoulder pain, knee pain, ankle pain and continued wrists, hands, & finger pain with limited mobility of all joints. I now have difficulty walking. Multiple blood tests, am MRI, xrays told I’m a healthy 52 y/o female. Until I returned to my plastic surgeon who confirmed my symptoms could be related to the implants. Recommended the book. Now awaiting explanation by Dr Susan Kolb in Atlanta GA. Praying for a favorable recovery as I am an emergency department RN and need my hands and feet to return to work. Thank you for you awareness YouTube videos.

    Tina, BSN,RN

  6. Margo says:

    I feel anyone in the predicament of having reactions to leaky implants can benefit from the wealth of knowledge of this society. Adella is smart, caring, knowledgeable and a true gem. I am going to make a donation to this society because they have directed me on a path to restore my health. I only pray that she will be able to get legislation passed making it mandatory that doctors remove the entire capsule after leaking implants. I had a rupture in 2013 and not been the same since. I, thought they would remove everything but the doctor has the discretion to leave the capsule. Mine said it was inert. Not true because silicon migrated to a lymph node under my arm. I will follow the excellent advice to have the balance removed. Thank god for your life work to help others have direction and support with this troubling matter. Thank you. Margo

  7. Adella says:

    Thank you for your heartfelt message Margo. It is so important to get good information about what’s going on!

  8. Adella says:

    Thanks for adding your experience to our growing number of testimonials about the dangers of implants.

  9. Adella says:

    Thank you Terry for telling us your story. I am praying for you and for days of better health.

  10. Adella says:

    Thank you for sharing your story, sending blessings to you. Adella

  11. trace says:

    I had saline implants put in back in 1998. I would say approx a year to a year and a half I started to become allergic or highly sensitive to everything. All foods, environment, etc. I was diagnosed with Chronic Hives and Idiopathic Urticaria. I have been on everything from steroids, to antihistamines, only to find they eventually no longer work. I have brought up NUMEROUS times to all of my doctors, “Could this be from my breast implants” and of course the answer has always been, “NO.”
    I am now 18 years later realizing that I have been given incorrect info.
    I have am SEVERELY lethargic, cannot function, work etc.
    Ive had severe armpit rashes for 5 years, non stop both armpits. Severe rashes on my hands, back, chest, legs, etc. IGE 522 and a positive ANA. I know this is from implants, they ripple, and they are horrible to feel and look at. Ive gone numerous times to plastic surgeon who put them in, but he said not related. And he never removes them UNLESS they are giving someone issues! ???

    I’ve done enough reading even through the FDA showing that the outside shell (silicone rubber) which is toxic, and that the saline can grow both bacteria and mold, I am convinced that this is what has been going on with me.

    I cannot begin to tell you how sick I feel, and how lost I am. I now lost my health care, (had NY Health Republic) they took my money, closed their doors, and I cannot afford any longer a new insurance. I’ve spent thousands and thousands on medical costs, and they are still coming in.

    I live on Long Island, NY and am desperately seeking any legal and or medical help.
    Any help would be more than appreciated! Thank you for reading.
    tclark6706 @ aol

  12. trace says:

    PS…my writing is terrible because of have bad brain fog and my hands hurt from severe eczema rash and inflammation. My hands also are very dry, tight skin, causing them to bleed. Loss of sleep, anxiety, weight loss…etc.
    Im at my wits end. thank you again for reading.

  13. Lisa Thomas says:

    I’m so sorry to hear the health problems that you have and are going through. I do know that I have been going through the brain fog, cysts on my armpits ,skin rashes on my body, tingling/numbness in my toes, fingers and right arm. I also have neck and shoulder problems that are associated with having implants. I just had my implants taken out this past Wednesday and hope and prey you can have yours removed soon.

  14. Adella says:

    Thank you for your comments! We are so proud that you took out your implants! This is the best thing that you could do for yourself and your quality of life. Adella has had her implants out for many years, but they did severely compromise her immune system. Even now, in her 80s, she is suffering from severe gum pain, as the dentures that she had “fit” for her, had chemicals within them that she reacted to because of the past silicone toxicity that caused reactions in her body. Adella will always have to be very, very careful what she takes into her body or even puts onto her body. Ladies, even after removal of your implants, you still can be very compromised so be very, very careful. Blessings, IAS.

  15. Alicia says:

    Wow ladies I’m so so so very glad that I stumbled onto your web site I have been thinking about getting implants and reading all of this and looking stuff up I have made a sound decision to not put forgen objects into my perfectly healthy body. I hope you all feel better and continue to get better ??.

  16. Denise says:

    I have had many unusual health issues since I got my fourth implant done in 2008. I have had very sudden food allergies, a mystery skin rash all over my body, a hoarseness in my voice, random stuttering, joint pain just to mention a few. I have had some really serious scar tissue to the point of altering the shape of my breasts. Can you recommend a doctor in Redding, Ca. who is experienced at taking implants out and tightening up the loose skin that I will surely have a lot of.

  17. Kris says:

    Help! I had implants in 2014 and I have been suffering with pain in my breasts, discomfort and repeated skin rashes and outbreaks. I would like to have my implants and the capsules removed by a reputable and experienced doctor in Calgary. Any recommendations?

  18. Adella says:

    Thank you for contacting us. There is an excellent Dr for explant in Alberta! Please see below. With Warm regards and many blessings to you.
    Dr. Thomas Sinclair:
    Suite #205 – 743 Railway Ave.,
    Canmore, Alberta., T1W 1P2
    Dr. Tom Sinclair
    205 743 Railway Avenue, Alberta Canada
    Phone 403.678.2020
    Fax 403.678.2175

    Surgery done in the Banff Hospital, Alberta
    The very best doctor in Canada.
    I.A.S. have sent many women here.
    All have been very happy with everything.
    If your general Dr. is to controlling, get a walk in clinic to refer you.

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