Many women are noticing a demise in their health after having received breast implants. In some cases, symptoms are appearing within weeks or months of implant surgery. In other women, these symptoms slowly develop over years or decades. Due to the increasing number of women noticing negative health effects related to their breast implants, a new term has been coined: Breast Implant Illness.
Every year, approximately 300,000 women and teenagers undergo breast augmentation in the United States alone. For over a decade breast implant surgery has been the number one cosmetic surgical procedure in the world. Some sources indicate that the total number of implant procedures carried out each year worldwide may be as high as 5 to 10 million. Unfortunately, this has not been without some negative consequences.