Breast Implant Illness Treatment
There are women who have had breast augmentation with implants that have complained of certain symptoms. This group of symptoms has been termed breast implant illness or BII. Although breast implant illness is not recognized as a medical disease, it cannot be discounted as a health concern. Dr. John Anastasatos and our medical team at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills offer breast implant illness treatment for our patients with symptoms.
Symptoms of BII
The complaints from women who have self-diagnosed with breast implant illness include a group of specific symptoms. A woman could have any combination of the following symptoms that may or may not be related to their breast implants, including:
- Hair loss
- Chest pain
These symptoms can also be linked to many other conditions and may not be caused by breast implants. Since there is no known link to breast implants and any disease, it is not possible to test for breast implant illness. Those with these symptoms should see their primary care physician to be tested for other possible health conditions that could be causing their illness.
Removing Breast Implants
Breast implant illness treatments are limited due to lack of evidence and testing to prove the condition exists. One option for treatment is removing the breast implants. However, this has had limited success in relieving symptoms of BII for those who have been self-diagnosed with this condition. Other treatment options can include breast lifts and fat transfer, which can offer relief for some patients.
If you are concerned that you are having symptoms of breast implant illness, contact us at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills. We can schedule an exam and consultation with Dr. Anastasatos, who can ensure your implants are in good condition and discuss your treatment options.