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What side effects can I expect from breast implants? What are some of the most common side effects involved with breast implants? Is there any correlation between breast cancer and implants?

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Dr. Gary Tuma
Surgery - Plastics
7 doctors agree

In brief: SIde effects

The major side affect of implants is capsular contracture.
You need to discuss this with a board certified plastic surgeons.

In brief: SIde effects

The major side affect of implants is capsular contracture.
You need to discuss this with a board certified plastic surgeons.
Dr. Gary Tuma
Dr. Gary Tuma
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Dr. Azita Madjidi
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Breast implants do not cause or prevent breast cancer.
The material used in breast implants in the us, do not get absorbed by the body. The reaction comes from potential risk of infection, like any foreign body such as artificial hip or pacemaker, and scarring known as capsular contracture. If you go to an untrained surgeon, you will have other problems caused by technical errors, size errors, etc.

In brief: No

Breast implants do not cause or prevent breast cancer.
The material used in breast implants in the us, do not get absorbed by the body. The reaction comes from potential risk of infection, like any foreign body such as artificial hip or pacemaker, and scarring known as capsular contracture. If you go to an untrained surgeon, you will have other problems caused by technical errors, size errors, etc.
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Dr. Jason Lichten
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cancer Risk

There has been much made about the risk of breast cancer and implants and, for the most part, there is no association with breast cancer, delay in diagnosis, or worse prognosis for women with implants.
There is a very rare form of cancer, alcl, that has been associated with the capsule the body forms around the implant, but this is in about 3 out of a million patients. Overall they are safe.

In brief: Cancer Risk

There has been much made about the risk of breast cancer and implants and, for the most part, there is no association with breast cancer, delay in diagnosis, or worse prognosis for women with implants.
There is a very rare form of cancer, alcl, that has been associated with the capsule the body forms around the implant, but this is in about 3 out of a million patients. Overall they are safe.
Dr. Jason Lichten
Dr. Jason Lichten
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Dr. Daniel Careaga
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Breast implants

Breast implants are generally well tolerated with few side effects.
One of the most common long term side effect is called a capsular contracture, where the tissue around the implant thickens and can become painful and distorted. Breast implants are not known to cause an increase in your chance for breast cancer.

In brief: Breast implants

Breast implants are generally well tolerated with few side effects.
One of the most common long term side effect is called a capsular contracture, where the tissue around the implant thickens and can become painful and distorted. Breast implants are not known to cause an increase in your chance for breast cancer.
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Dr. Daniel Careaga
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Dr. Gregory Laurence
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Breast

Breast implants, both saline and silicone, have been shown to be safe, and not associated with breast cancer.
Although there are many rare complication that can occure with breast implants: shifting sagging rippling firmness nipple areola change in sensativity these (and other) side effects are generally of minimal magnide or they are temporary or reversable. To the extend that some of these issue can persist, more than 95% of breast augmenation patients are happy about their decision to have the surgery. Gregory laurence md.

In brief: Breast

Breast implants, both saline and silicone, have been shown to be safe, and not associated with breast cancer.
Although there are many rare complication that can occure with breast implants: shifting sagging rippling firmness nipple areola change in sensativity these (and other) side effects are generally of minimal magnide or they are temporary or reversable. To the extend that some of these issue can persist, more than 95% of breast augmenation patients are happy about their decision to have the surgery. Gregory laurence md.
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