Earlier this year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) teamed up with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to create a breast implant registry. This registry was established after the FDA received several reports of women developing Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL), a rare form of lymphoma, after undergoing breast augmentation.
Both the ASPS and the FDA have determined that ALCL is not breast cancer, and it has only affected a small number of women with breast implants. Since 1989, there have only been 34 reports of ALCL among nearly 10 million women with breast implants and there is nothing at this time to suggest a cause and effect relationship.
ALCL can develop in the capsule surrounding the breast implants. Both the FDA and ASPS maintain that breast implants are safe. The ASPS recommends that all women diligently maintain all routine medical examinations, especially self-examinations of breasts and mammographies. If you notice any pain or swelling in your breasts, contact your plastic surgeon immediately.
Indianapolis plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata has more than 20 years of experience performing breast augmentation procedures. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Board certification is only bestowed on plastic surgeons who undergo extensive ongoing education and pass a series of rigorous examinations. Breast augmentation is a primary focus of Dr. Fata’s practice, and you can be confident that your procedure will be performed according to the highest safety standards established by the medical profession.
Please contact Dr. Fata today to schedule your confidential consultation. Renaissance Plastic Surgery serves patients in Indianapolis, Indiana.