Breast Implant Illness

Advancements in breast implant technologies have allowed many women to achieve the body that they have always wanted and inspire the confidence that they’ve dreamed about. Unfortunately, despite these medical advancements, some recipients of breast implants may experience adverse health effects that could lead to breast implant illness. Many researchers believe that in rare cases, the toxicity of the saline or silicon implants may create autoimmune symptoms and cause patients to experience illness as a result. All implants are bound to rupture or become encapsulated with tissue at some point, and when happens, breast implant removal may be necessary to avoid falling victim to illness.

Thankfully, the Des Moines breast implant removal surgeons of Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery are aware of this predicament and are prepared to assist our clients as they work through their healthcare options to prevent or treat breast implant illness. Our number one priority is to ensure that our clients’ personal health is protected at all times by providing information for the risks and hazards associated with all of our procedures. Contact our office at (515) 222-1111 today to learn more about how we can assist you.

Symptoms of Breast Implant Illness

Like any other invasive procedure, there are many medical side effects that come with breast implants. This often transpires into localized pain and swelling of the breasts or nipples that typically only last a few weeks. However, after a period, some patients may have negative reactions to the breast implants and develop breast implant illness. Breast implant sickness can cause high discomfort for recipients and oftentimes removal is the only treatment option. Some of the most common symptoms of breast implant illness include:

  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Hair Loss or Dry Scalp
  • Insomnia
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Fever
  • Cognitive Impairment

These are only a few of the possible symptoms of breast implant illness that can occur. It is recommended that if a patient begins to experience negative health effects after healing from the surgical procedure, she seek medical attention immediately for testing.

Contact a Des Moines Breast Implant Illness Surgeon

At Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery, our doctors strive to give women the body type that they desire; however, we will not do so at the expense of our clients’ wellbeing. Breast implants may not be for everyone, but our qualified Des Moines plastic surgeons are available for consultation with our patients to determine whether they are at risk for breast implant illness. Contact our office today at (515) 222-1111 to speak with a member of our team for more information about our services.

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