A new side effect has been found in breast augmentations. According to new research, having a breast augmentation increases the risk of a rare cancer called anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL).
Research has shown that as many as 60 women out of the 5-10 million who have had breast implants worldwide have developed ALCL. This compares to the normal rate of around 3 women in 100 million.
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Nearly fifty thousand women in the UK have been warned that they could be in danger of their breast implants rupturing.
Anyone with silicone implants made by the French firm Poly Implant Prothese – PIP for short – are encouraged to contact their cosmetic surgeons to discuss having their implants removed or replaced. It is believed that the PIP breast implants are twice as likely to rupture as other implants.
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Recent studies have shown that memory gel breast implants are safer than saline breast implants.
Nowadays when patients undergo breast implant cosmetic surgery, silicone gel is used for the actual implants using a more cohesive gel and a more durable shell than in earlier generations of implant. New studies have now shown that these new-generation gel implants are safer than saline filled alternatives.
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New advances have been made in breast enlargements which allows stem cells taken from a patient’s stomach or thigh to grow new breast tissue and create a natural breast implant. At present, the patient can only go up by one cup size however as the surgery develops, it is expected that bigger augmentations will be possible in the future.
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Recent rumours have it that Olsen twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley, are not seeing eye to eye on a cosmetic surgery issue.
The twins, who have recently returned to the spotlight to promote their new book, Influence, are said to be arguing over breast implants. It is understood that Ashley is considering having her breasts augmented and is attempting to persuade her sister to have surgery at the same time so that it is not so obvious that she has had cosmetic surgery.
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