Breast Implant Illness (BII) Darlington

What is Breast Implant Illness?

More and more people are having implant surgeries to look and feel better. Whether it is to improve the appearance of the breasts or even reconstruct the breasts after cancer.

Some patients have not been made aware of all the risks involved when considering breast implants. Breast Implant Illness, or BII as it is also known, can cause a variety of symptoms that lead to a patient’s inability to perform daily activities. It usually occurs after the following types of implants are placed:

  • Breast implants filled with silicone gel

  • Smooth surface breast implants.

  • Breast implants with a textured surface

  • Round breast implants

  • Teardrop implants

  • Breast implants filled with saline solution

Suffering with Breast Implant Illness in Darlington? Contact us today to see how we can help diagnose and treat your BII.

Symptoms of BII?

If you have had cosmetic breast surgery, this information will be very helpful. Breast Implant Illness can begin with a range os symptoms.

 Symptoms that affect the patient’s life are also known:

  • Anxiety

  • Breathing problems

  • Headache

  • Muscle weakness and joint pain

  • Deficiency in retention and concentration capacity

  • Depression

  • Fatigue

  • Brain fog

  • Insomnia

  • Hair loss

  • Weight gain

  • Skin problems

These symptoms can appear anytime after having implant cosmetic surgery. Breast Implant Illness may appear from a few days after the operation to a few years later. It maybe associated with connective tissue problems and autoimmune deficiencies, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and scleroderma.

Diagnosis of BII

No tests, diagnostic criteria, or methods have yet been established to enable the detection and treatment of Breast Implant Illness. However, most specialists detect a decrease in the functional capacities of patients, as a common factor. It is normal to seek the opinion of several specialists before assuming that the symptoms are directly related to this disease. Tests should be performed beforehand to rule out other possibilities.

Treatment of BII

Despite advances in technology and science, there are no reliable studies to support timely and effective diagnosis and treatment. Our specialised clinic in Darlington has a team of professionals in breast surgery and reconstruction.

This specialized team approaches the disease from different approaches that allow them to diagnose the disease and propose the best treatment. The main option recommended is an intervention known as en bloc capsulectomy.

This surgery consists of breast implants removal and breast capsules in one piece. This prevents bacteria and other substances from spreading throughout the body. Once the en bloc capsulectomy has been performed, the loose breast skin and drooping breasts are lifted to restore its rejuvenated appearance. Please consult us with any concerns.

If a total capsulectomy is chosen, all scar tissue is removed, and with it, the risk of contamination of the area. Consult your specialist about the risk-benefit ratio and follow his/her suggestions for a better result.

If you would like any more information on the procedures Dr. Kim provides to patients in Darlington, then please get in touch to book in a suitable time for a consultation.