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Breast Illness

Breast Illness

Are you psychologically unwell after your breast augmentation operation? This article gives you information about Breast Illness and does not replace a consultation at the Aesthetics clinic in Geneva. Even if you have not been operated on in our clinic and are facing psychological or physical suffering you can benefit from our expertise.

What is Breast Illness?


Breast Illness is a complex, little known and poorly understood condition. Since 2019, the US FDA has been monitoring the incidence of cases following breast implantation.

What is becoming known as Breast Illness is associated with the rejection of implants and we know that when this happens we are dealing with a serious problem for the body.

Observations of patients in Europe have shown that, on average, the first symptoms appear more than three months after the operation. However, we have no definite data on this, as there are many variables, depending on the patient's health and the type of breast implant used.

How is a case of Breast Illness recognised?


In all cases, the symptoms of discomfort associated with this condition are always the same.

People who suffer from this post-operative syndrome have very specific and recognisable symptoms:
  • Breast pain
  • Pain inthe arms
  • Chest pain
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Anxiety and sleep disorders
  • Depression
  • Headaches and gastrointestinal disorders
  • Hair loss
  • Skin rashes

This symptomatology should never be underestimated. It is often confused with natural postoperative discomfort, which is also related to anxiety phenomena caused by the stressful situation of body and mind.

For this reason, it has not been officially recognised or declared as a real disease, but rather as a disorder resulting from breast implantation.

It is important to be informed about the risks and symptoms of Breast Illness, so that it can be recognised in time.

What does the Aesthetics Clinic offer in the event of Breast Illness?


At the moment, there is no medical protocol to follow in these cases, but the international medical landscape is studying this pathology in order to have all the necessary tools.

    The entire team at Aesthetics is aware of the latest research on this issue and with a follow-up at our clinic you can benefit from the best possible care! Doctor Xavier Tenorio


In addition, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation are planning to allocate significant research funds to the study of Bll.

There is currently no accurate data on the number of women who have experienced such problems, but the issue has been raised and the symptoms made known through social communication. Many patients have found themselves sharing their experiences on online communities, forums and groups which have enabled many to recognise the symptoms and therefore arrive at a diagnosis relatively quickly.


How to proceed?


 In many cases, but not all, surgery can solve the problem by removing the implant or changing them. However, sometimes a second operation may not be necessary.

As already mentioned, as the study is ongoing, no real cure has yet been found for this condition. However, it can be deduced that removal of the implant is one of the first steps to be taken to control the risk of aggravation.

Most patients who undergo this operation decide to replace the implants with another type, for example from silicone gel to saline gel or textured implants.

The only thing to do

The best medical advice we can give to our users is not to choose a plastic surgeon who does not have a lot of experience in this field. In order to avoid problems leading to great suffering, it is crucial to choose an experienced clinic and not to base your choice on any other reason than experience. The body should be protected as much as possible.