If you have a family history of breast cancer or simply want to make sure that no cosmetic procedure will lead to a poor health outcome, we at New Life hear you.
Undergoing surgery of any kind is a big deal, and it’s essential that you’re aware of all the risks. So in this post, we’re going to give you a short breakdown of the connection between breast cancer and breast implants and illustrate how Dr. Lee and the entire New Life team minimize risk and prioritize safety.
Breast implants and breast cancer: Is there a connection?
According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, there is a risk of developing Breast Implant-Associated Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), which despite its location, is not breast cancer.
BIA-ALCL is a cancer of the immune system, and in most patients, the risk of developing the cancer is as low as less than 1 percent. The FDA also reports that the risk is higher for textured surface implants versus smooth surface implants, and this isn’t something we take lightly here at New Life! Though textured implants may have their benefits, Dr. Lee has never used them on patients because of the risk.
So, you’re probably still wondering, “That’s great and all, but what about breast cancer?” And we’re here to ease your mind by pointing out that there is no increased risk of breast cancer for those with breast implants. According to the largest study of patients with breast implants showed a decrease in the number of breast cancers over the years in these women compared to the general population. So how bout them apples?
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