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 a 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 to come with their risks especially when they rupture.
Explant & Post Operative Breast Illness Program
Neomed Institute’s full Explant and Post Operative Breast Illness program includes the surgical removal of the implants followed by a 4 week recovery program at our clinic with therapies that accelerate tissue regeneration, detoxification, bodywork to enhance lymphatics and therapies to stimulate and support the immune system. inflammation reduction, and special exercises to support the hormonal system of the body.
We also have a Post Explant Recovery program, for those who have already explanted but still suffering the effects of their implants.
Breast Implant Illness Enquiry
If you are suffering from Breast Implant Illness and would like to contact us for a free telephone consultation, please fill out the form below.