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Breast Implant Illness

Breast implant illness (BII) is an unofficial medical diagnosis that refers to a wide variety of systemic symptoms believed to be related to and caused by saline-filled or silicone breast implants. BII treatment involves implant removal surgery, with some surgeons and patient advocates suggesting implant capsules should also be removed. Studies by McGuire, et al., published in September 2023, suggest the condition should be more properly referred to as SSBI, an acronym for Systemic Symptoms Associated With Breast Implants, that has yet to be accepted widely by women in affected communities.

An Emmy award-winning CBS News anchor says she suffered from breast implant illness, and has had her implants removed. Five weeks post-surgery, she’s “feeling really good. Honestly.” CBS News anchor Jasmine Brooks shared Sunday evening that last Fall, she experienced…

Paulina Hefferan hopes that having her seven-year-old silicone breast implants removed will help her finally find healing. The 29-year-old celebrity fitness and weight loss coach will undergo explant surgery on Wednesday with Newport Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi. Hefferan…

One of social media’s most prolific medical content creators says a colleague once called to advise him to “stop talking about” breast implant illness, “because some people are getting pissed.” “I know you, I know you’re a good guy, but…

Viral video footage from a Miami plastic surgery clinic shows an old set of saline breast implants filled with alarming amounts of mold. Explant surgery specialist Dr. Dev Vibhakar of Aqua Plastic Surgery removed the implants for a patient in…

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