Can saline implants cause breast implant illness (BII)

Breast implant illness (BII) has eluded official medical status with no direct explanation as to why some women experience symptoms. That being said, reports of women being afflicted by these symptoms continue to occur with more research being undertaken to discover the connection.

Are saline implants linked to BII?

Although breast implant illness has eluded official medical status, both saline-filled and silicone-filled implants have led to reports of BII. Some experts suggest that the silicone gel breast implant may be the cause of a person’s inflammation or autoimmune reaction.

Breast implant illness symptoms

Symptoms of breast implant illness are varied and have a significant impact on a person’s daily activities. Some cases have seen severe symptoms that have left woman bed-bound and can drastically impact an individual’s quality of life.

Symptoms may include:

  • Fatigue/ tiredness
  • Memory loss
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Dermatological issues like rashes
  • Hair loss
  • Headaches
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Some cases of autoimmune disorders

Reported symptoms vary greatly from people experiencing side effects immediately after surgery or years later.

Do I have breast implant illness?

If you’re experiencing any of the listed symptoms or have noticed a change in your physical or mental health, then we can help. We offer a range of diagnostic services with a range of affordable plans to help you discover the cause of your symptoms.

Worried about your breast implants?

If you’re worried about your implants, we can help.

The benefits of breast implant checks include the early detection of implant-related problems and the ability to monitor how your breast and implant change over time.