Breast Implant Illness

Millions of women are able to enjoy their breast implants for many years, but other women experience breast implant illness that requires them to have their implants removed. Breast implant illness is an important condition to identify and resolve, and Dr. Polecritti at The Julian Institute of Plastic Surgery is proud to help women through the explant process as they seek relief from symptoms of breast implant illness.

What Does Breast Implant Illness Look and Feel Like?

Breast implant illness is defined as a period of sickness that is caused by silicone or saline breast implants. Women experience different symptoms based on the length of time they have had their implants, their previous health, and the quality of their implants. Since it is possible for the chemicals found within breast implants to spread throughout the body, symptoms are by no means limited to the center of the body.

Most women experiencing breast implant illness endure some of the following symptoms:

Fatigue and low energy
Cognitive “fog” and memory loss
Headaches
Joint and muscle pain
Hormone dysfunction
Recurring infections
Swollen lymph nodes and glands

If you believe you have breast implant illness, you can pursue an explant process to safely remove your implants and give your body the opportunity to recover from all symptoms.

Explants Quickly Resolve Breast Implant Illness
In order to ensure that all potentially toxic materials and heavy metals have been removed from your body, you need to undergo the proper explant procedure with En Bloc. Dr. Polecritti offers this explant procedure to help his patients recover from their implant illness.

En Bloc is a breast implant removal procedure that prevents the contents inside the capsule from contaminating the body. During an En Bloc, Dr. Polecritti leaves the capsule tissue intact on the breast implant and cuts around this unit. Using this technique, he does not disrupt the capsule or the implant, and as a result is able to avoid contaminating the body. Once your implants have been removed, your body can begin the detoxification process using a careful diet of whole foods, probiotics, supplements, and exercise.

If you suspect that breast implant illness is diminishing your quality of life and threatening your overall health, contact The Julian Institute at (352) 606-4754 to schedule your En Bloc explant surgery.