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The Mysterious Illness Plaguing Women With Breast Implants

By Julia Malacoff

Some plastic surgeons take a strong stance against BII, stating that there’s absolutely no evidence it’s real. But most acknowledge that there’s likely something going on if a woman with breast implants is experiencing these symptoms. “Breast implant illness is real in that women have real symptoms that often go away when their breast implants are removed,” says Constance M. Chen, M.D., a board-certified plastic surgeon and breast reconstruction specialist. Plus, people have been having problems with breast implants since they were invented, Chen points out. Click HERE for the full article.

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As one of the leading breast reconstruction specialists in the United States, Dr. Constance Chen has been featured in over 100 news and media publications and journals over her years in practice.

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