If you spend much time online, chances are you have come across at least one story where someone claims that they got breast implants and then became severely ill. These stories have motivated many women to rush to have their implants removed. But is breast implant illness real?
What Is Breast Implant Illness?
In truth, breast implant illness does not exist. There is no official diagnosis with this name, and the term was coined by people on message boards.
The concept of breast implant illness is based on the various symptoms that some women experienced some time after getting breast implants — whether that was instantly or years down the road.