Recent studies have left some women questioning whether or not their breast implants could be making them sick. While there is still much more to learn, it is perfectly OK to opt for breast implant removal if you are concerned about your health or wellbeing due to breast implant illness.
This brief guide will outline what breast implant illness is, how breast implant removal works and how to decide if it could be the right choice for you.
Can Breast Implants Make You Sick?
In rare instances, breast implants may cause what is referred to as breast implant illness (BII). BII is a general term used to describe various symptoms that may occur after breast augmentation.
Researchers are still studying and learning about the possible long-term side effects of breast implants. While the majority of women who get breast implants do not have resulting health concerns, it is important to understand all the risks upfront.
Symptoms of Breast Implant Illness
If you’re concerned about breast implant illness, it is perfectly OK to have your breast implants removed.Symptoms of breast implant illness can vary from person to person. They include:
- Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus
- Joint and muscle pain
- Skin problems
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Headaches and concentration problems
How Does Breast Implant Removal Work?
If you are experiencing symptoms of breast implant illness or if you are concerned about the possibility of BII in the future, breast implant removal could be right for you.
In some cases, the same incisions that were used for your breast augmentation can be used for breast implant removal. Breast implant removal is a same-day procedure, and most women take around 3 days to 1 week off work to recover.
For more information about breast implant removal or to schedule a consultation, contact us online or call our Plymouth office at 651-290-7600.