On a rare occasion, some people may feel sick after their implant placement. Some reported symptoms include fatigue, brain fog, musculoskeletal pain, and weight changes. Women have reported that the removal of their implants improved their symptoms; however, this has not been reported for all women. The cause of BII is unknown. It has not been reproduced in a laboratory setting nor is there strict diagnostic criteria. Dr. Kim will discuss any risk of developing BIL during your consultation. You can also find information on BII on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons webpage.
Breast implants, in particular textured implants, have been associated with a rare, treatable form of lymphoma called breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). In line with new guidelines, Dr. Kim will discuss the risk of developing BIA-ALCL during your consultation for breast implants. Due to concern for BIA-ALCL, Dr. Kim does not use any textured implants. You can also find information on BIA-ALCL on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website.