Breast implants have been used since 1963 and the rate of breast implant procedures continues to escalate globally. They have also been the subject of major controversies including the DOW crisis of 1990s, the PIP crisis of 2010, the current concerns about Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphomas occurring around textured implants, and a social media driven entity known as Breast Implant Illness. This presentation aims to provide practical advice about breast implants including their risks and complications, and will also explain the origin of the controversies and the registry efforts undertaken to generate better data about these high risk implantable devices.
- Understand the background of breast implants; the increasing demand, psychological benefits, common reasons behind the undertaking, the evolution
- Recognise breast implant complications such as the occurrence of Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphomas and the Breast Implant Illness on social media
- Study the practical implementations for the prevention, treatment and monitoring of such risks and complications
Video Lecture (26 mins of CPD)
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