Breast Implant Illness: What You Need to Know
The FDA has identified a range of symptoms related to breast implants. Scientists continue to research the condition known as Breast Implant Illness (BII). Surgeons can reduce the risk for patients by using the most advanced surgical techniques with a high focus on safety.
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BREAST IMPLANT ILLNESS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
“If you have considered breast augmentation, you may have seen the growing evidence that BII presents a small but real risk, states Dr. Alex Earle, Miami Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. “BII has not been recognized as an official medical condition, but it seems likely that it will be in the future”
What Causes Breast Implant Illness?
The symptoms of BII can develop at any time after getting breast implants. Although the symptoms resemble those of many autoimmune disorders, most people have no diagnosed medical condition. Some research indicates that BII may be an autoimmune reaction to your breast implants.
The FDA found an association between textured implants and a type of cancer called breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma. This led to the removal of these implants from the market. Fortunately, Dr. Earle’s vigilance ensured that none of his patients received these unsafe implants.
What are the Symptoms of Breast Implant Illness?
The most common symptoms of BII include fatigue, memory problems, rash, and joint pain. The symptoms resemble several autoimmune conditions. Some research indicates that the symptoms may indicate an autoimmune reaction to the implants.
How is Breast Implant Illness Treated?
“The most effective treatment for BII is the removal of the implant,” says Dr. Natalia Vidal, Miami Plastic Surgeon. You may see your symptoms improve within a few days to weeks after removal, although you may not see the improvement until you heal from your procedure.
IS BREAST AUGMENTATION SAFE?
Breast augmentation Miami is one of the most popular surgical procedures, and most patients of Dr. Earle and Dr. Vidal feel very satisfied with their results. Only a small percentage of women will develop BII after getting implants. Dr. Earle keeps up with current research to identify advances in treatment and potential new risks. He and Dr. Vidal has a lower rate of BII than the national average among their patients.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I WANT MY IMPLANTS REMOVED?
You may want your implants removed to resolve your symptoms, but worry about what your breasts will look like afterward. A breast lift can take your natural breast tissue and shape it into smaller but still aesthetically pleasing breasts.
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR PLASTIC SURGEON
With decades of combined experience, Dr. Earle and Dr. Vidal perform breast augmentation with a high degree of safety and minimal risk of BII. Dr. Earle identified textured implants as a hazard even before they were recalled when linked to a form of lymphoma. This team’s exceptional skill in breast augmentation in Miami decreases your risk and lets you enjoy your results.
TAKE THE NEXT STEP
The best way to learn more about Breast Implant Illness is by meeting with Dr. Earle or Dr. Vidal at Pure Plastic Surgery Miami. We invite you to schedule a consultation with our team by calling us at (305) 424-2826 or filling out our request a consultation form.