More than 400,000 women and teenagers undergo breast implant augmentation surgeries every year, 75% of them for augmentation of healthy breasts and 25% for reconstruction after mastectomy. 1 The vast majority of these procedures are successful and show no symptoms of Breast Implant Illness (also known as “BII”).
However, a small percentage of surgeries do result in BII, which can be linked with different problems associated with their implants. These may include, but are not limited to:
- Breast and body pain
- Joint and muscle pain
- Autoimmune disorders
- Difficulty concentrating
Some women who undergo breast augmentation surgery experience certain changes in their bodies over time that make them feel unsure about their implants, or physically ill.