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ALCL Questions and Answers (Q&A)

ALCL Questions and Answers (Q&A)

ALCL Questions & answers (Q&A) Cassileth Plastic Surgery Beverly Hills You may have heard in the media about a rare form of breast implant illness and cancer that can be caused by certain types of Allergan textured breast implants. This was first reported by the FDA in 2011, but it is now clear that it is more common than previously…

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Capsular Contracture Treatment Q&A

capsular contractureq&A By Dr. lisa cassileth Capsular contracture is a side effect that some women experience after breast augmentation. After the breast implant surgery, fibrous tissue forms around it, creating a capsule. This is the body’s natural response to a “foreign object”. The tissue capsule is usually soft or slightly firm, not noticeable, and helps to keep the implant in place.…

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Types Of Breast Lifts Explained

Types of breast lifts Amber Dawn lee Okay ladies, here’s what you need to know about breast lifts. A breast lift (mastopexy) is not your regular ‘boob job’ (breast augmentation). Traditional breast lifts (mastopexies) use the skin to lift the breasts, creating wide scars. The breasts then begin to droop again in a matter of weeks. Using an innovative “auto-augmentation” technique, Cassileth Plastic…

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Four Things Every Woman Should Know About Breast Cancer

Melissa Etheridge Jolie Comments Unfounded: Four Things Every Woman Should Know About Breast Cancer Breast reconstruction expert Dr. Lisa Cassileth knows what breast cancer can mean to a woman and her family. She has called Melissa Etheridge’s comments on the matter “unfounded” and seeks to warn others to make their own choices before cancer makes those choices for them. “My…

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Should I Replace My Breast Implants?

Should I Replace My Breast Implants? When you first decided on getting a breast augmentation, it likely did not occur to you that you may want, or even need, to have your implants removed later on. However, every year there are thousands of women who undergo breast implant removal surgery for a wide variety of reasons. Some women have physical or medical…

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Breast Implant Illness (BII) – a Rare but Real Problem

Breast Implant Illness (BII) – a Rare but Real Problem FEBRUARY 20, 2019/LISACASSILETHMD After getting breast implants, some women experience symptoms including fatigue, hypothyroidism, gastrointestinal problems, autoimmune symptoms, joint pain, and more. Only some of these women have capsular contracture and are visibly  “reacting” to their implants, and we see many of these women who decide to have their implants removed. As a…

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Textured Breast Implants and ALCL

textured implants and alcl By Dr. Kelly Kileen In the past 2 years, there has been a lot of news coverage about breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). This disease is not breast cancer, but a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma associated with breast implants. The risk of developing this cancer if you have textured breast implants is one in…

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