From Scientists & Patient Advocates of National Center for Health Research

This website is your most accurate source for information about breast implants so that you can make choices that are best for you. Unlike most breast implant websites, the information on our website is not paid for by plastic surgeons or breast implant makers who want you as customers.

The scientists and health professionals at the nonprofit National Center for Health Research have created this website after reading research studies and speaking to hundreds of patients, many surgeons and physicians, and officials at the FDA.

If you’re considering breast augmentation or reconstruction after a mastectomy, our website can provide you information and guidance that will help you in your decision-making process. You can learn which questions to ask your doctor and what to expect after surgery. If you already have breast implants and are experiencing problems, such as pain, ruptured implants, or you think you may have an autoimmune reaction or other symptoms of “breast implant illness,” we can help with that, too. Read our report on the research documenting breast implant illness, and you can read about the personal experiences of dozens of women with breast implants.

If you are a physician or patient who wants to know about the research on breast implants, check out our report and our draft Patient Informed Consent Checklist and Black Box Warning.

If you are a breast cancer patient or have a compromised immune system and are concerned about your risks from the coronavirus, here’s what you need to know.

We’re happy to answer any questions you have.


In the Media…

Personal Stories


FDA Reviews Breast Implant Safety as Women Raise Concerns About Illnesses

New Study Shows Evidence of Breast Implants to Rare Autoimmune Disorders

Breast Implants: The Trouble is Under the Skin