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Breast Implant Illness (BII) has been a topic of much discussion and concern in recent years. It refers to a series of symptoms that some women experience after undergoing breast implant surgery. These symptoms can include fatigue, cognitive issues, joint and muscle pain, and others.

About Breast Implant Illness

While BII is not officially recognized as a medical condition by many health organizations, a growing number of women report experiencing these symptoms. The cause of BII is still not fully understood, and more research is needed to establish a clear link between breast implants and the reported symptoms.

What is Breast Implant Illness?

Breast Implant Illness (BII) is a term that's been used to describe a variety of symptoms some women experience after undergoing breast implant surgery. These symptoms can vary greatly from person to person and can appear at any time after the procedure.

What are the Symptoms of BII?

Commonly reported symptoms include chronic fatigue, joint and muscle pain, cognitive difficulties such as memory loss or mental confusion, and generalized illness. Other symptoms may develop over time, sometimes even years after the initial implant surgery. It's important to note that while these symptoms are associated with BII, they're also common in many other health conditions, which can make diagnosing BII a challenge.

How is Breast Implant Illness Treated?

The primary treatment for BII is breast explant surgery, which involves the removal of the breast implants. The surgical process usually involves making an incision around the nipple or under the fold of the breasts, removing the implants, and possibly removing the scar tissue surrounding the implant. The incision is then closed using skin adhesives, stitches, or tape.

In many cases, scar tissue around the breast implants may also be removed at the same time. This procedure is known as a capsulectomy. When the breast implant and the capsule are removed together, this is referred to as an en bloc capsulotomy.

Many women who experience symptoms associated with BII report an improvement or complete resolution of these symptoms following the removal of their breast implants. 

Dr. Lampert's Expertise

Dr. Joshua Lampert, a Manhattan-trained plastic and aesthetic surgeon, understands Breast Implant Illness concerns. Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), Dr. Lampert brings years of specialized training and experience to the table, ensuring the best possible patient care.

Breast Explant Surgery

For women experiencing symptoms they believe to be related to their implants, breast explant surgery may be an option worth considering. This procedure involves the removal of the breast implants, and Dr. Lampert is skilled in performing this surgery while striving to achieve the most aesthetically pleasing results possible.

Why Choose Dr. Lampert?

Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon represents years of specialized training in all aspects of patient care. Surgeons who are certified are among the best plastic surgeons in the country. Dr. Lampert is proud to be among them. His rigorous training, high standards, and dedication to his field ensure that his patients receive the highest level of care. He adheres to strict continuing education requirements, and all his surgeries are restricted to accredited state-licensed or Medicare-certified surgical facilities.

Worried You May Be Suffering From Breast Implant Illness?

While the question of whether Breast Implant Illness is real continues to be debated, what matters most is the patient's experience and well-being. Dr. Lampert is committed to listening to his patients' concerns, providing them with the necessary information, and guiding them through their options. In the hands of a highly skilled and compassionate surgeon like Dr. Lampert, patients can feel confident in their decisions regarding their health and appearance.

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