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Understanding Breast Implant Illness Print

Jill M Newby, PhD, Samantha Tang, PhD, Kate Faasse, PhD, Maria J Sharrock, BAdvSci(Hons), William P Adams, Jr, MD

Aesthetic Surgery Journal, sjaa329

Background: Breast implant surgery is the most common plastic surgery procedure performed globally. A subset of women with breast implants report experiencing a myriad of disabling and distressing physical and psychological symptoms attributed to their implants. Social media groups have coined the condition ‘Breast Implant Illness’ (BII). Little to no scientific research currently exists for BII.

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