Breast Implant Illness: Treatment Using Total Capsulectomy and Implant Removal

Stephen E. Metzinger, MD, FACS; Christopher Homsy, MD; Magnus J. Chun, BS; Rebecca C. Metzinger, MD


ePlasty. 2022;22(e5) 

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After bilateral implant removal and capsulectomy, 96% of patients with a presentation of BII reported improved or complete resolution of symptoms. The method of total capsulectomy presented in this study was shown to be effective in treating BII patients, but future research efforts including long-term prospective studies are warranted to further understand BII.