Breast Implant Illness (BII) North East

What is Breast Implant Illness?

Contemporary society lives at a fast pace that also demands an excellent presence and impeccable appearance. These new trends have generated a great boom in body modification surgeries, being breast augmentation the most requested of its kind.

It’s a fact that each modification implies a series of risks, most concern at the level of health is Breast Implant Illness (BII). It is a condition after surgery where symptoms affect the health and daily routine of patients. The types of implants that can cause this illness are as follows:

  • Teardrop implants.

  • Round breast implants.

  • Saline-filled breast implants.

  • Smooth-surfaced breast implants.

  • Textured-surface breast implants.

  • Silicone gel-filled breast implants.

We offer you only the best diagnosis and treatments of breast implant illness in the North East.

Symptoms of BII?

Breast Implant Illness, also known as BII, can preset with non specific specific symptoms.

 Symptoms range, such as:

  • Anxiety

  • Weight gain

  • Headache

  • Muscle weakness and joint pain

  • Deficiency in the capacity of retention and concentration

  • Depression

  • Fatigue

  • Brain fog

  • Insomnia

  • Hair loss

  • Skin problems

  • Breathing problems

Although the causes of BII are not completely defined, they are debilitating.  The symptoms can appear a few days after the operation and in some cases years later. The causes are unknown but can mimic autoimmune deficiencies or connective tissue disorders such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or scleroderma. 

Diagnosis of BII

Diagnosing BII in time has not been an easy task, since scientific advances have not been able to find a specific cause. This is why specialists prefer to approach the problem from various angles and rule out other possible causes beforehand.

There is only one common factor, according to the criteria of the most experienced, and that is the decrease in the cognitive and functional capacities of patients.

Treatment of BII

 There is a lack of information and confusion surrounding BII in general. Science has not obtained effective and proven tests, medical or evaluative criteria to detect and treat the disease. Our North East clinic has assembled a specialist multidisciplinary team to address each case from different perspectives. The goal is to provide an appropriate solution to situations that differ from patient to patient.

Our main recommendation is to perform a en bloc capsulectomy. Breast implant and capsule removal in one piece. A total capsulectomy surgery where scar tissue around the implant and the risk of infection/contaminants are removed. Evaluate with our experts the benefits and risks of both options. is the removal of the breast implants and capsules, which prevents bacteria and other contaminants from reaching other parts of the body.

If the patient wishes, it is possible to reconstruct the breast after this operation, reducing the excess loose tissue and restoring the droopy breast skin envelope to a young and aesthetic appearance.