A lot of research is underway to find out the cause of these problems in patients and to agree on the best treatments.
Many patients believe that the problem comes from the capsular scar tissue that the body creates around implants. For this reason, they request an ‘en bloc excision’ of the implant and the capsule together, in a similar way to treating BIA-ALCL. However, this is quite aggressive and damaging surgery so patients need to fully understand the consequences of their request, which can be based on bad information from the internet.
It’s vitally important that if any patient feels that they have BII, then they should seek the advice of an expert surgeon who deals with such patients regularly but doesn’t prey on their worries and rush to very aggressive surgery in all cases.