FDA News Release regarding Breast Implants

FDA News Release regarding Breast Implants

Associated Plastic Surgeons wants our patients to know that we are gathering information regarding the news release by the FDA this week.  The well being and safety of our patients is our utmost concern.    We will pass on new information as we receive it.  For now the following information is what we want you to have readily available:

What Patients Should Do:

  • Women with implants should continue their normal routine – self exam, and mammography when appropriate
  • Women should monitor their implants and if they detect changes they should contact their plastic surgeon
  • If you are considering having a breast augmentation or breast reconstruction consult with your plastic surgeon

What Patients Should Know:

  • ALCL associated with breast implants is extremely rare
  • A woman is more likely to be struck by lightning than get this condition
  • Of the estimated 10 million implants worldwide, only 34 cases of ALCL have been identified since 1989