There is a new issue about silicon breast implant. Even if the study is not complete or really conclusive but the possible link between ALCL and silicon breast implant is causing a lot of inquest and worries among the patients with breast implants.
Following yesterday reported article on The Straits Time publication, it has already generated many phone calls and emails from our patients wanting to know more about this and how safe they are.
According to Dr Marco Faria Correa who practices at the Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Specialist Medical Centre commented that there is a worldwide study going on; and according to the report there is a possible link. The study so far shows that there are a few cases in a few various countries, example Australia has reported around 40 plus cases related to ALCL and in France around 18 cases. So far the numbers are not statistically significant to cause any alarm. So far the removal of implants is not medically recommended for all patients only for those presenting with late seroma (liquid formation around the capsule) or any breast screening like ultrasound or mammogram showing any suspicious lesion.
Even though there is no medical indication for formal removal of implants, we are seeing a number of increasing number of ladies coming to us, asking to remove old implants and refilling their breasts with their own fat.
We are attentive of the new progress of the study and we will keep you updated about the latest scientific information and the medical authorities recommendations.
We are following the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery ( ISAPS) guidelines for the “ Best Practices” Breast Implant Associated ALCL.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this post is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, it is provided for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your plastic surgeon or other qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or discontinuing an existing treatment. Always speak to your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding a procedure.