Breast implant illness (BII) is a term used to describe a range of symptoms that some women may experience after receiving breast implants. While the cause of BII is still not fully understood, the symptoms can be diverse and can range from physical to emotional.

If you think you may be affected by BII, it’s important to take action and seek professional help. The first step is to be aware of the symptoms, which can include

  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • Hair loss
  • Cognitive difficulties
  • Some women may also experience changes in the appearance of their breasts, such as swelling, redness, or asymmetry.

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms above, it’s important to speak with your plastic surgeon as soon as possible. To confirm diagnosis of BII, your surgeon will perform a thorough examination to determine if there are any issues with your implants, such as ruptures or leaks. They will inform you of the available options for treatment, which may involve removing the implants or replacing them with new ones.

It’s also important to remember that not all women who have breast implants will experience BII. In many cases, the symptoms can be caused by other factors, such as hormonal changes, stress, or underlying medical conditions. Your plastic surgeon can rule out the cause of your symptoms and provide the best course of treatment for you.

In conclusion, if you think you may be affected by BII, it’s important to take action and seek professional help. By consulting your plastic surgeon, you can understand the symptoms and determine what the best course of treatment is to help you feel better. Remember that early detection and treatment can greatly improve your chances of a full recovery, so do not hesitate to reach out for help if you’re feeling unwell.

If you suspect that you have symptoms of BII, contact Dr. Mark Lee to confirm this.

Choosing to have plastic surgery is a serious personal decision and undertaking. Please be mindful that any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks.