Breast Implants and Breast Cancer
Posted August 12, 2018 in Blog
There are numerous benefits of getting an augmentation or mastopexy. However, due to the controversies that surround plastic surgery, there are rumors that you hear everywhere. The most common myth that every woman will hear is that breast augmentation causes cancer. This can intimidate women from getting an augmentation or mastopexy. This is despite the fact that the rumors come from people who know nothing of the actual risks.
So-called experts often blow the connection between breast augmentation and cancer out of proportion. They don’t understand tumors, especially if it’s as rare as breast-implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or BIA-ALCL for short. The biggest misunderstanding is that any breast-related procedure can cause it, even if it’s just a breast lift or mastopexy. The truth between the breast augmentation-cancer link is that it depends upon the breast implant types used.
There is still no causation, but only a correlation that a percentage of women who received textured breast implants developed BIA-ALCL. This means that if you get a simple procedure like a breast life done, you’ll still have the lowest chances of developing BIA-ALCL.
On the other hand, if you choose to get a breast lift with implants in a Miami-based breast augmentation center, there’s an increased chance of BIA-ALCL forming in your body. But all factors aside, you should still remember that even with an ‘increased risk’, it’s still extremely low; only one in 30,000 women develop BIA-ALCL.
That’s why it’s recommended that you thoroughly consult with your doctor as to what type of breast implants will be used for your procedure. Rest assured that with our experts, you’ll only get the finest care and service. Our surgeons will make sure to guide you every step of the way.