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Breast Implant Illness Help

I was diagnosed with Breast Implant Illness, Lupus & Fibromyalgia. I was told that I need to get my implants removed. Since I was diagnosed, I've lost my job, house & car. I'm a single parent of 3 kids. I have sharp pains all over my body. All my hair fell out. I have memory loss, vitiligo, fatigue, insomnia & numbness. Do any doctors pay it forward or do pro bono cases? PLEASE HELP ME!

Toyamarie Norcross, GA
5 months ago

Category: Breast Lift

Daniel Allan, MD Las Cruces, NM
5 months ago

I think it is doubtful that your symptoms can be attributed to your implants. you don't say how long you have had them, or what type of implants they are. If you wish to have them removed on a pro bono or reduced fee basis, this is more likely to be possible at plastic surgery residency training program. There are two in Georgia-Emory and the Medical College of Georgia. There is no assurance that removal of the implants will address your illness. Good luck.

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Ergun Kocak, MD Gahanna, OH
5 months ago

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Recent publications in the medical literature suggest that breast implants may be associated with certain illnesses. For example, it is now clear that certain implants are associated with a specific type of lymphoma. But the jury is still out regarding other illnesses such as the immune disorders you have mentioned. Based on this, we are performing more and more explant surgery with en bloc capsulectomy and implant removal on patients from all over the country. Anecdotally, many of these patients have improvement, but not all. Often cases are covered by insurance, but we also offer affordable options for cases that are not covered by insurance.

Robert Oliver, Jr., MD Birmingham, AL
5 months ago

There is no evidence that "breast implant illness" actually exists. Close to two dozen large international studies including those by the USFDA have continued to not identify any unique or novel systemic illness that can be attributed to silicone or saline breast implants nor to outline any plausible mechanism that such a phenomena can exist.

Edward Domanskis, MD Newport Beach, CA
4 months ago

I would recommend an enbloccapsulectomy.com. This could be done as an outpatient. We do have excellent financing and even in house if your insurance would not cover it.

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