Important Information about Breast Implants and BIA-ALCL

ByChristine A. Hamori, MDRecent media coverage of an FDA update regarding BIA-ALCL (Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma) is causing a lot of concern among breast implant patients. First of all, patients should know that BIA-ALCL is not new, and that this is a very rare disease. Also, it is only associated with textured implants. During every breast augmentation consult I do with every potential patient, we go over this information. In fact, rarely do my patients and I choose a textured implant.My colleague Dr. William Adams has published this informative update with a video from the Plastic Surgery Channel:An Update to Breast Implant-Associated ALCL.The video is below for your viewing.The bottom line, as spelled out in this report, is:" Breast Implant-Associated ALCL is not new and there is excellent research and progress in reducing its occurrence and improving the treatment should it occur.  Here ’s what patients should know:It is a rare disease that appears to be associated with TEXTURED breast implantsIf you notice significant swelling or changes in breast shape and size, call your plastic surgeonIf diagnosed and treated properly, it is curablePatients desiring breast implants should know the difference between textured and smooth implants and discuss the best option for them with their surgeon. "I also recommend this in-depth post by another colleague, Dr. Karen Horton:ALCL and Breast Implants? The Rare Incidence of Anapestic Lar...
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