Safety of breast implants has been debated for decades.
This debate has brought to public attention to dangers
of silicone breast implants. Unfortunately, not as
much attention has been focused on the safety of saline
The FDA has left the public with the impression that
saline implants are safe since the FDA has not targeted
them as well. Although, saline implants are safer
than silicone implants, they still pose dangers to
One problem with saline implants is that the bag
that holds the saline is made of silicone. As explained
in my blog on silicone implants, the immune system
reacts to solid silicone in the same manner it reacts
to liquid silicone. If the antibodies to the silicone
are of the low affinity type, these antibodies could
tag healthy connective tissue for destruction by the
Another problem is the often erroneous belief that
the saline inside the implants is sterile. This is
not necessarily true. If the implant bags are filled
and sterilized prior to implantation, then the saline
would be sterile. The majority of saline implants
though are inserted empty, then filled once they are
inserted. It is true that the bag is sterile before
implantation, and the saline is sterile before being
injected into the bag. The problem arises when the
saline is injected into the bag. This is done by drawing
the saline into a syringe, then injecting the saline
into the bag. Once the tip of the syringe is uncapped,
and exposed to air, it becomes contaminated. This
is true of any injection. Although, during general
injections the amount of contamination is minimal,
in the immune system can deal with it. A different
scenario occurs when saline implants are filled. Instead
of the contamination being injected into the bloodstream
where the immune system can deal with it, the contamination
becomes safely contained within the silicone bag filled
with saline. Since the immune system cannot detect,
or destroy, the pathogens within the saline, the pathogens
are free to grow in safety. Over time the level of
pathogens reaches a dangerous level. If the implants
begin to leak, or worse rupture, a highly pathogenic
saline can overwhelm the immune system causing dangerous
or deadly diseases.
I mentioned an example in my blog about silicone
implants. My friend developed breast cancer in her
right breast after her right silicone implant ruptured.
She successfully fought her cancer with herbs and
ozone therapy. When her saline implants, that she
replaced the silicone implants with, started to leak,
she developed malignant tumors from head to toe. She
sold for ozone unit to help pay medical bills, and
she died from cancer, which I truly believe developed
from her saline implants.
Another friend had her implants removed, and gave
them to me. I like to show them to people as an example
of what I am referring to. Her implants were double
lumen, silicone in a bag surrounded by a bag of saline.
The saline is brown and black instead of clear. The
color comes from the pathogens growing in the saline.
Human blood actually has a very similar chemistry
to seawater. This makes saline an excellent medium
for the growth pathogens. Add the warmth of the body,
and you have a perfect breeding environment for pathogens.
This problem is well-known, though not often discussed.
One possible solution being considered is the use
of peanut oil as a substitute for saline. The advantage
is that without the moisture microbial growth is limited
or eliminated. And researchers say that if the implants
rupture, that the oil will be safely eliminated from
the body. Peanut oil may not be the best choice though
considering the number of people with severe peanut
As a final note about saline implants, has been reported
that women with saline implants often experience a
sloshing sound when flying. This problem occurs from
the small air pocket formed when the implants are
filled. The lower atmospheric pressure, when flying,
causes the air bubble to expand. With the larger airspace,
the saline can easily slosh around inside the implant.
The problem disappears as the plane lands, and air
bubble is compressed back down to normal size.