Breast implant illness (BII) refers to a variety of issues and symptoms that many women can develop following procedures such as breast augmentation or breast reconstruction using a breast implant. Issues and symptoms caused by breast implant illness can begin to develop immediately following the insertion of the breast implant or these issues can develop several years after surgery. 

While research is still being done on the issue, breast implant illness is believed to be caused by an inflammatory response by the body as a result of a foreign device being placed in the breasts. Women can develop breast implant illness regardless of the type of breast implant used. Silicone implants, saline implants, and various shaped and textured implants have been known to cause breast implant illness. Some of the common symptoms of breast implant illness include:

  • Muscle pain
  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • Memory loss
  • Brain fog
  • Weight gain
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Fever
  • Chills

If you believe you are experiencing issues and symptoms as a result of breast implant illness, our team at Cosmetic Surgical Center can provide you with the expert medical care you need. We offer breast explant surgery so that we can safely remove the breast implants to help alleviate your symptoms. If you are in need of breast explant surgery to help treat your breast implant illness, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.