A Recap on Breast Implant Safety From ‘Plastic Surgery: The Meeting’

Image for post
Image for post

Defining Breast Implant Illness: Patient-Reported Outcomes after Breast Explantation

Presented by Corinne Wee, MD

On Friday, Sept. 20, Corinne Wee, MD, started her presentation by referring to known complications of breast implants. Dr. Wee, a third-year plastic surgery resident at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, outlined the standard preoperative counseling, which includes informing patients of complications like bleeding, poor scarring and wrinkling of skin over the implant.

  • Hematoma
  • Infection
  • Altered nipple sensation
  • Poor scarring
  • Poor position of implant
  • Capsular contracture
  • Seroma
  • Persistent pain
  • Risk of revision
  • Wrinkling of skin over implant
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Hair loss
  • Memory loss/cognitive problems
  • Dry eyes and/or blurred vision
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Breast pain
  • Rashes and/or hives
  • Food sensitivity/intolerance
  • Flu-like symptoms and/or low-grade fever
  • Difficulty breathing

A Focus on Facts: What the Science Tells Us About BIA-ALCL & BII

Moderated by Jeffery Janis, MD

Hundreds of plastic surgeons filled the ballroom on Saturday, Sept. 21 for a long-awaited panel on BIA-ALCL. The panel, moderated by Jeffrey Janis, MD, included eight speakers from different backgrounds: Binita Ashar, M. Bradley Calobrace, Jamee Cook, Scot Glasberg, Elizabeth Hall-Findlay, Patricia McGuire, Andrea Pusic and Eric Swanson.

Breast Implant Safety Takeaways

Breast implants are not lifetime devices. Breast implants, regardless of texture grading and saline or silicone gel, age over time. Aging affects the implant and increases the risk of a gel bleed, which occurs when microscopic gel from inside the implant leaks into the body.

MedTruth is a digital magazine reporting on health, safety and justice. Join the revolution today at https://medtruth.com/.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store