Understanding the Symptoms and Solutions

Breast Implant Illness

If you’re experiencing symptoms such as chronic pain, fatigue, or autoimmune issues that may be linked to your implants, breast implant illness might be the cause. Our team is here to offer support. From treatment plans to implant removal, we work closely with you to restore your health, guiding you every step of the way.

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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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Breast Implant Illness

Breast Implant Illness FAQs

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Breast implant illness is a term used to describe a variety of symptoms that women experience after receiving implants.  These symptoms include, but are not limited to, fatigue; anxiety; memory loss, brain fog, joint pain, swollen lymph nodes, and hair loss.

The recommended treatment for breast implant illness is an explant procedure called an En Bloc.  This procedure prevents the contents of the encapsulated area from contaminating your body.  A whole-food diet and supplements are also recommended to help with the detoxification process.

Symptoms could appear months after your surgery up until several years later.  If you are experiencing any symptoms, please consult your physician.

Many women report a significant improvement in their symptoms after breast implant removal surgery.  However, results vary from patient to patient.  Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Polecritti to discuss your options and care.

At this time, there is not a specific test to determine if you have breast implant illness.  Doctors will more than likely need to order several medical tests and use the process of elimination to determine if you are experiencing breast implant illness.  Please discuss any symptoms you may have with your doctor.

As this is an emerging condition, more research is needed to understand all the aspects.  As more people become aware of breast implant illness and seek medical care for their symptoms, more knowledge can be ascertained.  If you suspect that you are experiencing breast implant illness, please consult with your doctor.

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