Breast augmentation surgery, or a “boob job,” is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures out there. Recently, there’s been a rise in reports over breast implant illness (BII) or announcements of recalling breast implants across the nation. With all these scares, one question has come up for a lot of people: are breast implants even safe for to get? Let’s take a deeper look into this dilemma.
Allergan, one of the leading manufacturers of cosmetic surgical products including Botox®, has recently announced a recall on all unused BIOCELL® products. These products include textured and smooth breast implants, both for demonstration in the office and for implanting into the body. The reason for their recall? Many women were said to be contracting an odd combination of symptoms and side effects that only started after getting breast implants.
Breast Implant Illness
Breast implant illness isn’t actually a diagnosed disease, rather a combination of unexplained symptoms or side effects an individual experiences after having a breast augmentation. Many women who self-diagnose themselves with BII experience fatigue, pain, ruptured implants, infection or a possible connective tissue disorder. Although the cause of this combination of symptoms and side effects is unknown, it is highly speculated to be the body’s reaction to having breast implants.
Treating BII involves a breast explant procedure, in which the affected patient has their breast implants removed. Dr. Troy Austin at Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery performs the outpatient procedure by removing the entire breast implant and associated breast capsule. He then inspects the breast pocket to make sure all abnormal tissue is removed and the area is clean.
So, Are Breast Implants Safe?
After reading all this information about recalls and breast implant illness, it’s probably safe to say you’re scared to get breast implants. In reality, this recall and the number of women who experience these symptoms is a small blip in relation to the amount of breast augmentation surgeries that are performed on a daily basis. Just at Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery, multiple breast augmentations are performed every week and patients are happy with the results of their procedure. They’re performed by expert Dr. Troy Austin, and when done correctly, there’s no reason to be concerned.
Why Should I Trust Dr. Austin?
Dr. Austin is a Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has achieved acclaim for both his supreme technical skills and his friendly bedside manner. Dr. Austin is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and a candidate member of the American College of Surgeons. His extensive expertise in breast enhancement has been giving women the silhouette they deserve for years.
If you are interested in learning more about your breast enhancement options such as breast augmentation surgery, contact us at Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery to schedule your one-on-one consultation.