Symptoms of Breast Implant Illness

Infographic: What are the Symptoms of Breast Implant Illness? Symptoms of Breast Implant Illness (BII) include:

  • General and Excessive Fatigue
  • Brain Fog (Memory and Concentration Problems)
  • Breathing Abnormalities
  • Joint Pain
  • Muscle Pain
  • Rashes and Dry Skin
  • Hair loss
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Gastrointestinal Problems

Some women who develop BII will also experience anxiety, depression, and other emotional difficulties related to their breast implants.

It is important to remember that, unlike capsular contracture, which often takes place within one to two years, Breast Implant Illness can occur at any time after implants have been placed – even several years down the road. If you have breast implants and are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important that you speak with a board-certified plastic surgeon as soon as possible. It is possible that these issues will not improve until you have undergone an explantation and capsulectomy procedure.

How is Breast Implant Illness Treated?

BII is treated through explanation and capsulectomy, a procedure in which both breast implant and the capsule of scar tissue around the implant are removed. Studies have shown remarkable success in treating Breast Implant Illness when this method is used.

Dr. Chatson performs en bloc capsulectomy, enabling him to remove scar tissue intact and improve potential outcomes. He has enjoyed a tremendous amount of success treating Breast Implant Illness with this method and would be happy to discuss its benefits with you in greater detail during your initial consultation at our North Andover, MA or Nashua, NH office.

Will My Breast Be Saggy After Breast Implant Removal?

It is possible for breast tissue to become saggy once implants are removed. When this is a concern, breast lift surgery can be performed in conjunction with explantation and capsulectomy, helping to ensure a firm, lifted, and ideally contoured breast mound even without implants. If you are interested in maintaining volume without implants, the option of breast augmentation with fat transfer is a possibility. Safe, effective, and natural-looking, breast enhancement with your own fat can improve contours without any risk for developing BII. Dr. Chatson would be happy to discuss this with you during your initial consultation.

Please call our board-certified plastic surgeon at 978-687-1151 or 603-882-2103 to schedule your initial consultation today. We serve Manchester and surrounding areas of Massachusetts along with Salem and nearby areas of New Hampshire.

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