BIA-ALCL RESOURCES

Disease Summary BIA-ALCL is a rare and highly treatable type of lymphoma that can develop around breast implants. BIA-ALCL occurs most frequently in patients who have breast implants with textured surfaces. This is a cancer of the immune system, not a type of breast cancer. The current lifetime risk of BIA-ALCL is estimated to be…

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BIA-ALCL RESOURCES

Summary and Quick Facts The following provides a summary of what is currently known about BIA-ALCL. Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is an uncommon and treatable type of T-cell lymphoma that can develop around breast implants. BIA-ALCL is not a cancer of the breast tissue itself. BIA‐ALCL should continue to be discussed with…

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BIA-ALCL RESOURCES

Frequently Asked Questions The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) together make efforts to update the public twice a year. These updates cover recent discoveries about diseases, notices from the government, and advice from groups of experts in the US and worldwide. This document is part…

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Safety of Silicone Breast Implants

Hugh Hefner’s Wife Was Not Poisoned By Breast Implants Courtesy of Jack Fisher, MD Crystal Hefner, wife of Playboy entrepreneur Hugh Hefner, recently elected to have her breast implants removed because she believed that they “were slowly poisoning her.” This was after she read Internet comments from people who shared similar symptoms and said implants were…

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Eyelid Rejuvenation

Signs of aging around the eyes are one of the most common concerns that bring patients to see a plastic surgeon. Whether you are bothered by “crow’s feet,” droopy upper eyelids, or under-eye bags and discoloration, there are a variety of minimally invasive and surgical means to address your concerns. Women tend to come in…

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