Breast Implant Illness Treatment

Understanding Breast Implant Illness (BII)

Breast Implant Illness (BII) is a term used to describe a range of symptoms that some individuals with breast implants experience. While not officially recognized as a medical diagnosis, many patients report experiencing various health issues that they attribute to their breast implants.

Symptoms of BII

The symptoms associated with Breast Implant Illness can vary widely from person to person. Some common symptoms reported by individuals include:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Brain fog or cognitive difficulties
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Digestive issues
  • Autoimmune symptoms
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Skin rashes and other dermatological problems

Potential Causes

The exact cause of Breast Implant Illness is not fully understood. However, some theories suggest that it may be related to:

  • Silicone leakage or rupture: Silicone breast implants can leak or rupture over time, releasing silicone and other chemicals into the body.
  • Immune system response: Some researchers believe that the body’s immune system may react to the presence of foreign objects like breast implants, leading to inflammation and other symptoms.
  • Biofilm formation: Biofilms, which are communities of bacteria and other microorganisms, can develop on the surface of breast implants and may contribute to symptoms of illness.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Diagnosing Breast Implant Illness can be challenging, as there are no specific tests or biomarkers for the condition. Doctors typically rely on a thorough medical history, physical examination, and evaluation of symptoms to make a diagnosis.  Dr. Tara will work closely with you and other health care professionals to assure that you have all the necessary tests and exams to rule in or out BII.

Treatment for Breast Implant Illness often involves removing the implants, which may lead to improvement or resolution of symptoms in some cases. Other treatment approaches may include addressing specific symptoms.  Dr. Tara works with Dr.Kendall Perrine to assure focuses are on  supporting the body’s natural healing mechanisms and addressing underlying imbalances.

  • This may involve dietary and lifestyle interventions aimed at reducing inflammation, supporting detoxification pathways, and promoting overall health and well-being.
  • Specific treatments may vary depending on individual needs but could include nutritional supplementation, herbal medicine, acupuncture, mind-body techniques, and other naturopathic modalities such as platelet rich plasma (PRP), prolotherapy, hyperbaric therapy, ozone therapy, or IV therapy.

Seeking Support

If you suspect that you may be experiencing symptoms of Breast Implant Illness, it’s essential to consult with a healthcare professional who is knowledgeable about the condition. Additionally, connecting with others who have experienced similar symptoms can provide valuable support and guidance.  Dr. Tara has gone through her own journey with breast implant illness and can serve as open ear to help you overcome your health issues with breast implants.


Breast Implant Illness is a complex and often misunderstood condition. While more research is needed to fully understand its causes and mechanisms, it’s essential for individuals with breast implants to be aware of the potential risks and to seek medical attention if they experience concerning symptoms. Ultimately, prioritizing your health and well-being is paramount, and making informed decisions about breast implant removal or other treatment options is crucial.