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Requests for breast implant removal procedures (explants) have risen dramatically in the past few years. This is often due to complications following a breast implant procedure – such as breast implant rupture, concern around Breast Implant Illness (BII) among other factors.

Following 50 patients that have been self-referred for explantation due to BII, Dr Lee and his team analysed each patient’s symptoms prior to their explantation surgery. BII symptoms can include joint pain, skin and hair changes and fatigue. As a result, these symptoms are often dismissed as psychosomatic. These patients then received a postoperative questionnaire about their surgical outcomes and the subsequent impact of explantation on their preoperative symptoms. The implants also underwent multiple rounds of testing once removed.

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