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Breast implant illness

Breast implants, whether saline or silicone-filled, have been a popular prosthetic for more than a century. What most patients opting for a breast augmentation surgery are unaware of, however, is the possible complications of inserting breast implants in the body. Both types of implants can lead to a variety of adverse, or toxic effects under certain circumstances.


Local complications can be the result of both saline (saltwater) and silicone implants. The most common counter effects include breast pain, hematomas (clotted blood) on or near the surgical scar, loss of sensation in the nipple, rupture, deflation and lymphadenopathy, which means that lymph glands near the insertion site become swollen. A skin rash may form over the breasts and breast skin may appear thin and crinkled. Calcification of the breast tissue may also occur following the insertion of an implant, due to calcium buildup.


A very rare, yet possible complication caused by breast implants is the breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). This type of cancer is lymphoma, namely a malignancy that stems from the lymphocytes, cells that are a part of the organism’s immune system. BIA-ALCL should not be confused with breast cancer; however, it too is a type of cancer located in the breast. Although the occurrence rate of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma is indeed low, its development will require drastic measures to eliminate the malignancy.


Breast-implant-induced toxicity, caused especially by silicone, manifests with a variety of symptoms and is difficult to diagnose. Headaches, chronic fatigue, hair loss, hormonal imbalance, insomnia, sudden-onset allergies, thyroid problems and gastrointestinal problems are some of the symptoms caused by silicone poisoning.
Breast implants have been identified as a health risk, especially if they rupture.

 

Post-Operative Breast Illness Programme

We have 3 Programmes here at Neomed for those suffering from Breast Implant Illness. Our holistic and natural protocol of therapies aims to accelerate tissue regeneration, detoxify the entire body, stimulate and enhance lymphatic drainage, support and stimulate the immune system, reduce inflammation, restore the microbiome of the digestive tract and re-balance the hormonal system. We also offer specialised physio to rehabilitate the musculoskeletal structure.




Breast Implant Illness Programme

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