While there is much talk of breast implant illness in the media, research is still ongoing as to what might be at the root of these symptoms of sickness. Some of the ailments that women have experienced after implant surgery are chest discomfort, headaches, fatigue, hair loss, hormonal imbalance, brain fog, rashes, sleep issues and photosensitivity. Patient health and well being is of utmost importance to Dr. Rahban, therefore he is closely monitoring developments in the area of BII, and has devoted a great deal of time to understanding the causal factors and science behind the illness.
Click here to listen to Dr. Rahban’s “Plastic Surgery Uncensored” podcast discussing BII:
Plastic Surgery Uncensored - Episode 17 - What You Need to Know About the Breast Implant Recall
What is breast implant illness (BII)?
Breast implant illness can affect a small percentage of women who undergo breast augmentation. While there is no official diagnosis for the disease, it should be treated seriously. Often the best course of action is implant removal, which helps to relieve symptoms and restore balance and harmony to the system. Dr. Rahban can perform customized breast implant removal with a seamless, natural-looking outcome that restores self-confidence as well as peace of mind.
What are the causes of BII?
The first thing to remember with breast implants is that like many other devices, they should be replaced within 10-15 years in order to avoid rupture that might lead to symptoms of illness. If your implants are causing you trouble, consider that it may be time for an implant exchange procedure.
There are also other factors that may be causing discomfort at the site of the breast implants. There are certain metals that are used in the manufacturing process for both saline and silicone implants, and individuals with metal sensitivities may experience side effects. Additionally, patients with autoimmune diseases are usually not considered good candidates for breast implant surgery.
What is BIA-ALCL?
You may have heard recently about an immune system related cancer known as BIA-ALCL that is associated with breast implants. This is a cancer that arises in the scar tissue surrounding the chest capsule; understand that it is not the same thing as breast cancer. BIA-ALCL symptoms include swelling around the implant, as well as discomfort and tightness/hardness in the chest (capsular contracture). If you are diagnosed with BIA-ALCL, the best course of action is to remove the implants quickly.
What are the symptoms of BII?
While there is still no official diagnosis for breast implant illness, many clients have reported the following ailments:
- Discomfort in the chest
- Chills, aches and pains
- A change in the breast color and shape
- Brain fog
- Dry mouth and eyes
- Sleep difficulties
- Hair loss
- hormonal changes
- neurological problems
What are the benefits of breast implant removal with Dr. Rahban in Beverly Hills?
- Increased comfort
- A more natural-looking breast profile
- Decrease in physical and mental symptoms associated with BII
- Ability to be more active
- Peace of mind and enhanced confidence
- Improved accuracy in mammograms
Who makes a good candidate for undergoing breast implant removal in Beverly Hills?
If you are experiencing any type of complications as a result of your primary breast augmentation surgery with implants, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Rahban in Beverly Hills so that he can examine you and get to the bottom of your symptoms. If it turns out that the implants need to be removed, Dr. Rahban can perform the surgery, restoring your appearance and peace of mind.
Clients who might want to consider breast implant removal may have the following attributes:
- They are experiencing symptoms associated with breast implant illness
- They are experiencing changes in their overall health
- One or both implants has ruptured
- They have undergone significant weight loss or weight gain
- They are experiencing pain in the neck, chest, shoulders or back
- Their implants are over 10 years old
Why choose Dr. Rahban in Beverly Hills?
Dr. Rahban is an internationally recognized Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon known for his compassion, integrity and superior aesthetic outcomes. He is a trusted authority on breast surgery as well as BII, and is the creator of “Plastic Surgery Uncensored”, a podcast in which he frankly and honestly answers common questions regarding many of the most popular cosmetic procedures on the market today.
After graduating from the University of San Diego Medical School, Dr. Rahban pursued additional elite training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Southern California (USC). He then participated in the Accelerated Plastic Surgery Residency Program through the world-renowned USC Keck School of Medicine.
Come in for a Consultation with Dr. Rahban
When Dr. Rahban does a consultation with a prospective patient, he wants it to be two things above all others: thorough and honest. He will find out from you just what you want from cosmetic surgery. And he will tell you honestly if you can get the result you want, and how he can best help you do so.