In a recent viral TikTok, New York plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn, MD described a mysterious illness some patients say is caused by their breast implants. Hair loss, joint pain, fatigue, rashes and muscle pain are just a few of the symptoms described by patients who say they have Breast Implant Illness. With his TikTok video, Dr. Youn officially went on record to say BII is real, a take that some plastic surgeons have found to be controversial.
“Breast implants can cause a constellation of symptoms in some women, called BII,” Dr. Youn says in the video. “Yes, I believe it’s REAL. But I also believe that most women do just fine with implants. But definitely not all.”