Breast Implant Illness:
We hear from clients who have experienced various symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog, anxiety, hair loss, headaches and more. If you feel that your symptoms are attributed to your implants, The Belvedere can carry out a removal of your implant.
Once a breast implant is in place, fibrous scar tissue forms around it, creating a tissue capsule. The body forms a protective capsule like this around any object it recognizes as foreign. The tissue capsule is usually soft or slightly firm, not noticeable, and helps to keep the implant in place. In some women, a tissue capsule forms that is unusually hard and dense. The capsule tightens around and squeezes the implant. This condition, called capsular contracture, can cause chronic pain and distortion in the shape of the breast, and it can make the breast rise higher on the chest.
For clients who have capsular contracture, as well as removal, our surgeons will also carry out an en-bloc capsulectomy (removal of scar tissue). Whilst it may seem like an extensive procedure, it could well save your life in the long run. For peace of mind, your capsule can be sent off for CD30 testing to rule out BIA-ALCL.