KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 — The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has indicated that women with breast implants should be warned about a condition which causes chronic pain and extreme fatigue.
There have now been calls for more research into what has been described as “breast implant illness (BII)”. Currently, very little research is available for doctors to reference but BAAPS has called for this to change.
Thousands of women have claimed to suffer from BII. Those who returned to full health, believe that it was due to their implants being removed.
Reported symptoms by include fatigue, chest pain, hair loss, headaches, chills, photosensitivity, chronic pain, brain fog and sleep disturbance. There has been no definitive study which has linked these to breast implants.
As a result, the UK medical community remains scepticism towards breast implant illness, with many not believing it to be a real medical condition.
In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has begun to investigate breast implant illness.