Proposed Warning for Breast Implants from FDA
Similar to other cosmetic procedures on the market, there are risks associated with breast implants. Recent news has shed light on proposed warnings and risks that breast implants can have with the development of lymphoma. The FDA first established a possible connection between the two back in 2011,resulting in all physicians reviewing possible risks with patients. Since then,the FDA has developed additional proposals focused on the risk that breast implants can have on Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma, or ALCL.
Cases of Lymphoma
The first thing to consider when reviewing any new proposed warnings of breast implants is the risk of lymphoma. Information provided from The New York Times list over 600 cases of lymphoma related to breast implants from all over the world. Of these cases, only 265 of them occurred in the United States. What is important to consider is that this data collection is out of 10 million women in the world who have received breast implants. The possibility of developing breast implant related lymphoma, or BIAL, for US patients is very minimal when the numbers are analyzed.
Regardless of the number of cases of BIAL, the FDA has proposed a new set of warnings that potential patients must be provided with. The first proposal is a black box warning label on the implants that is easy for all patients to understand. This includes a checklist that must be provided to healthcare professionals. The second proposal includes having physicians report all possible risks prior to beginning their treatment. The last proposal is having breast implant manufacturers discontinue private summary reports that are not publicly available and instead file individual reports directly to the FDA. These changes can be good when you consider the extremely rare risk of developing lymphoma. You can feel better about any potential risk of lymphoma when you pick a trusted cosmetic firm for your procedure.
St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center for Safe St Louis Breast Augmentation
You will be in safe hands when trusted the physicians at the St.Louis Laser Liposuction Center. We provide each and every patient with the latest information and possible risks they may develop no matter how small the chance. Instead of breast implants, we recommend patients go with natural breast augmentation via fat grafting. At a free consultation that takes place with every patient, we will discuss the benefits of this advanced procedure and why it is generally a safer, more satisfying option than breast implants. There is no one better to trust with a safe St Louis breast augmentation procedure than the St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center!