In some cases, women who have previously undergone breast augmentation or breast implant reconstruction choose to have their implants removed. This can be due to many reasons, including complications with the implants themselves or unsatisfactory results.
Breast Implant Illness
Breast Implant Illness or “BII” refers to a wide variety of symptoms that patients may occasionally report after undergoing breast augmentation or reconstruction with implants. These symptoms include fatigue, fever, gastrointestinal complaints, migraines, breathing difficulties, depression or anxiety, rashes, pain and discomfort, brain fog, and other non-specific complaints.
While it’s uncertain what causes BII, it is believed to be associated with pre existing autoimmune problems. As such, it is also referred to as “autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA).” Studies seem to indicate that it may develop primarily in patients who have autoimmune problems, a hyperactive immune system, or allergy issues.