In a very small percentage of patients with breast implants, there are those who have some symptoms of a condition that is termed breast implant illness, or BII. These symptoms are believed by some to be linked to the breast implant, possibly a type of autoimmune disease or response. At Precision Medical Specialists, we are committed to offering our patients the best possible medical care and surgical treatment. One of the cosmetic breast services we offer includes breast implant illness treatment, including breast implant removal or explantation, at our surgical facility in Wellington, FL.
What Are the Symptoms of Breast Implant Illness (BII)?
In the last few decades, there have been many women who have reported symptoms that are believed to be related to their breast implant augmentation procedure. It is believed that breast implant illness is a type of connective tissue disease. BII has also been termed ASIA (autoimmune syndrome induced by adjuvants) by some medical professionals. The symptoms vary and patients may have only a few or many, including:
- Joint and muscle pain
- Brain fog
- Hair loss
There are other symptoms that have been reported such as anxiety and weight changes, but there is still much that is not known about BII. What is known is that a very small percent of women with implants do experience a similar group of symptoms and want relief.
Removal of Breast Implants for BII
In extreme cases of BII, removal of the breast implant may be recommended. There is contradicting data on whether this will relieve BII. Some patients experience improved symptoms once their implants are removed, some do not. Dr. Steven Rueda is one of the top breast plastic surgeons in the Palm Beach area. He stays informed on the latest information regarding BII and treatment options. If a patient wants to undergo explantation, he can perform the removal and reshaping of the breast tissue.
If you believe you have breast implant illness, treatment is available at Precision Medical Specialists. Contact our facility in Wellington, FL, to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Rueda to discuss your treatment options.