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Breast Implant Illness: Symptoms and Solutions

Posted by Melissa Chefec

Studies link breast augmentation and reconstruction with autoimmune disorders and life-threatening diseases. Early detection and treatment are crucial. By Dr. Constance Chen, January 2020. Over the past several years, an increasing number of women have come into my office with nonspecific symptoms such as chronic fatigue, joint aches, chest and neck pain, dry eyes, breathing issues, skin problems, and gastrointestinal issues, among other problems. Often, the women have had extremely thorough workups by an extensive array of specialists, and after exhausting traditional and alternative treatments, they say they know there is still something wrong. So they ask me, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon: Are their breast implants making them sick? Click HERE for the full article.

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