Breast Implant Illness

Tw: as you can see from the title, I’ll be talking about a certain body part that may cause people to get dysphoric ^^



Breast Implant Illness

“Breast implant illness (BII) is a term that some women and doctors use to refer to a wide range of symptoms that can develop after undergoing reconstruction or cosmetic augmentation with breast implants.” https://www.breastcancer.org/treatment/surgery/reconstruction/types/implants/special-report/breast-implant-illness

I have never seen anyone talk about this, so I’d thought I’d talk about it now! My mom dealt with breast implant illness and she got them taken out in March of 2020. Ever since then she’s felt a lot better! Believe it or not A LOT of doctors don’t even believe that this illness exists! This unfortunately led to my mom going to several different doctors and surgeons until she actually met the man who did my top surgery procedure.

She went several years experiencing brain fog, weird food estrictions that suddenly appeared, fatigue, etc. It took her a long time to find someone who would listen to what she was saying and to this day my mom likes to talk about her experience with BII.



Some symptoms of BII

Fatigue and headaches

Joint and muscle pain

Hair loss and skin rashes

Poor memory and concentration

Depression, anxiety, and insomnia

https://www.brooksplasticsurgery.com/blog/how-to-know-if-you-have-breast-implant-illness

After my mom’s surgery to remove her implants, ALL of her symptoms VANISHED. Even though there are scientists trying to conduct studies about BII, you cannot deny that my mom’s symptoms vanishing as soon as her implants were removed is odd. Implants are something that isn’t in your body naturally though so your body fights against it, which could lead to you taking them out. Before anyone gets this procedure done, think about the risks.



More sources

https://www.healthline.com/health/breast-implant-illness

https://www.center4research.org/breast-implant-illnesses-whats-evidence/

https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/what-know-about-breast-implants#:~:text=The%20FDA%20has%20identified%20an,type%20of%20non%2DHodgkin’s%20lymphoma.&text=Like%20other%20lymphomas%2C%20BIA%2DALCL,and%20not%20of%20breast%20tissue

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