As Common As Lipstick

It’s America’s number one cosmetic surgery and it’s safe. Or that’s what women are told… 

Many women undergoing breast augmentation surgery don’t consider the possible health ramifications. Doris, a health-conscious mother of four, opted for silicone breast implants and experienced health challenges for the following eight years. Even after her suspicions and research pointed to her silicone implants, her embarrassment over her perceived vanity kept her from sharing the possible cause of these challenges with her health care providers. Her search for effective and safe “explantation” of the possibly offending implants led her to surgeon and holistic doctor Susan Kolb.

As Common As Lipstick chronicles one woman’s journey of recovery from silicone breast implants. Filmed with the cooperation of Dr Kolb, radio host and author of The Naked Truth About Breast Implants – From Harm to Healing, the producers’ intent is to issue a wake-up call for women and the men who love them. As part of this project, the producers intend to create a website designed to facilitate discussion groups on the possible harm done by silicone and saline breast implants, as well as share information on how women can take steps to insure a better outcome should they opt to proceed with implants.

The film’s expected release is Fall 2016.


Brain fog causing difficulty with concentration and memory is one of Doris’s physical symptoms of silicone toxicity. Reconstructing years of illness and medical treatment is difficult and Doris talks about this while waiting for her pre-surgery appointment with Dr. Kolb. See clip below.

Dr Kolb discusses her type of patients.