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Breast Implant Illness Treatment

Breast augmentation surgery is traditionally achieved with the help of saline or silicone breast implants. The silicone shells are filled with saline or silicone gel, then inserted into the breast tissue to create more volume and fullness. Breast implants are considered safe and have FDA approval, but there is a small percentage of patients that have complications after their procedure. At HMS Plastic Surgery, we offer breast implant illness treatment at our plastic surgery center in Miami, FL.

Breast Implant Illness (BII) Symptoms

Breast implant illness (BII) is not a specific condition, but it is a category of symptoms that a small group of patients experience after implant breast augmentation. The FDA has not recognized BII as a condition related to implant augmentation, but a very small group of patients have reported a variety of health concerns they believe are related to their implants. Some of these symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Rashes
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Hair loss
  • Vision changes

The belief is that if the symptoms of BII are related to the implants, it may be an autoimmune or inflammatory response. It is also possible that the symptoms are related to other undiagnosed health conditions.

Breast Implant Removal

The most common breast implant illness treatment is removal of the implant. A capsulectomy can also be performed, which removes the capsule of scar tissue around the implant. For many women with BII symptoms, removal of the implant can offer relief from their symptoms. However, not everyone with BII symptoms experiences complete elimination of their symptoms after the implants are removed.

If you have breast augmentation with implants and believe you are experiencing breast implant illness symptoms, treatment is available at HMS Plastic Surgery. Contact our plastic surgery center in Miami, FL, to schedule a consultation to discuss your treatment options with our board certified plastic surgeon and breast specialist, Dr. Harry Salinas. If breast implant removal is needed or recommended, he can perform your procedure at our surgical facility.

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Patients Testimonials

Violet B.
Dr. Salinas has been amazing. He has a way about him that is so genuine and he makes you feel comforted immediately. You develop a faith and trust in him from that, and my experience was excellent. He did my reduction after a lumpectomy and I had no issues at all. Super happy with his work, and always a pleasure to meet. He is excellent at what he does and I highly recommend his work. Thank you Dr. Salinas
valentina z.
My oncologist recommended Dr. Salinas for my bilateral mastectomy reconstruction and I couldn’t be more grateful. He is not only an excellent professional but also a very kind human being. He was patient with all my questions and he made the process very smooth and clear. He took into consideration every detail we discussed during our consults I am very happy with the results!
marcia r.
Dr. Harry Salinas is an absolutely amazing doctor! I am a petite woman and due to menopause, my breast became very large affecting my back, neck and shoulders. Dr. Salinas performed a breast reduction and breast lift surgeon. Dr. Salinas invested a significant amount of time explaining the procedure. He was incredibly accommodating as regards to my schedule. He and his staff were always available for prompt follow up on any questions. The results were far beyond my expectations. My only regret is that I waited so long to have the procedure. Dr. Salinas has changed my life! I highly recommend Dr. Salinas for his skill, professionalism, kindness and good heart!