BII

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.

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…

As breast implant removal becomes increasingly common, one plastic surgeon who acknowledges the illness is “very real” wants patients to be prepared for the procedure’s aftermath. Patients’ symptoms may not resolve upon implant removal, and the pre-explant breast aesthetic may…

Let Me Get This Off My Chest is a 127-page memoir by Tara Hopko detailing her dire experience with breast implants, breast implant illness, and her path to recovery.Book: Let Me Get This Off My Chest, © 2018 Tara Hopko.…

Killer Breasts is a 300-page book on breast implant illness, breast implant removal, and the process of physical and emotional recovery, written and self-published by Diane Kazer on May 5, 2020.Book: Killer Breasts, ISBN 979-8647227539 Kazer’s book is “a compassionate…