Your Guide to Breast Implants and Breast Health

This website is your best source for information about breast implants. Unlike most breast implant websites, we are not selling you anything. That means the information on our website is not paid for by plastic surgeons or breast implant makers who want you as customers. Created by the scientists at the nonprofit National Center for Health Research, this website provides the most accurate information available, so that you can make choices that are best for you.

Whether you are considering breast augmentation or thinking about breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, we will guide you through the decision making process, explain what you can expect after surgery, and help with any questions you might have. If you already have breast implants and are experiencing problems, we can help with that too.

 Questions about breast implants?  We have answers!

Are you having trouble affording surgery to get problem breast implants removed?

Fill out our survey here and we’ll get back to you! 

For information on insurance coverage or financial assistance for breast implant removal, click here.

Did you know it might be possible to get health insurance coverage for breast implant removal? We’re glad to report that Aetna (NC, PA), Aultcare (OH), Anthem (CA, MO, VA), Blue Cross Blue Shield (AR, CA, FL, NC, NJ, NM, MT, TN, WA), Cigna (CO, TX, UT), Empire (NY), Group Health (WA), Horizon BCBS (NJ), Humana (FL, WI), Kaiser Permanente (CA), MODA (WA), and United Healthcare (CA, NC, TX) are some of the health insurance companies that have agreed to cover the medically necessary removal of breast implants for women with leaking silicone gel implants, painful breasts, and some other serious complications.

 Still have questions? Email us at info@breastimplantinfo.org or call us TOLL FREE at (844) 295-2212.

SAVE THE DATE: The annual Foremother and Health Policy Hero Awards Luncheon will be Monday May 15, 2017.

To see our previous honorees, click here.


Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer

Can having breast implants lead to suicide? 7 On Your Side investigates

Can Breast Implants Cause Cancer? WJLA Investigates

After Mastectomies, an Unexpected Blow: Numb New Breasts

Sientra’s Silimed Brand “Gummy Bear” Silicone Gel Breast Implants Pose Safety Questions

Summary of: Breast Implants, Self-Esteem, Quality of Life, and the Risk of Suicide

Cancer of the Immune System (ALCL) in 173 Women with Breast Implants


FDA Agrees With WHO, Links Breast Implants To Rare Cancer. How Worried Should Women Be? [Forbes, March 22, 2017]

Right to Try Laws allow Big Pharma to Exploit False Hope [Chicago Tribune and 18 other newspapers, March 16-20, 2017]

Statement of Dr. Diana Zuckerman, President, National Center for Health Research, Regarding the American Health Care Act

What If Ryan Gets His Wish and Trumpcare Becomes Law [MedPage Today, March 14, 2017]

Trump’s FDA Nominee Spurs Concerns About Drug Approvals, Off-Label Promotion [Bloomberg BNA: March 14, 2017]

Will Trump Admin help Pharma to lower FDA standards or will they care about patient safety?

After years of criticism, FDA tries to step up oversight of medical devices.

Drug companies & research institutions will have to publicly report more clinical trial data, even for failures.

Breast implants can cause health problems. Hugh Hefner’s wife Crystal shares her bad experience here.

What do you call a breakthrough medical product that doesn’t work?

When will presidential candidates ask, “What do women want in health care?”

For Persian Speakers / به فارسی

For Spanish Speakers / En Espanol