The association between breast implants and lymphoma was made around 15 years ago. Lymphoma is not breast cancer. Breast-implant associated lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) usually presents as a single-sided swelling or enlargement (unilateral seroma). Other presentations include swelling affecting both breasts, or a breast lump. In such cases, sampling (cytopathology or histolopathology) is required, and if the
Breast Lifts Breast augmentation is to increase breast size and, depending on the type of implant chosen, to make breast perkier. In addition, the use of implants enhances the contour of the breasts, and as I tell all my patients, the curves and proportions of the patient’s silhouette are more important than the raw figures
Part 3: An Interesting Trend I previously mentioned that the pendulum is now swinging towards smaller implants. I have noticed another trend and this was also demonstrated by Harley Street’s, The Plastic Surgery Group: a breast with a smaller nipple-areola-complex (NAC) is rated as being more attractive than one with a larger NAC. Consultant plastic
Part 2: Above or Below the Muscle? Above or below? This is a question that many patients are eager to discuss. In Australia, the majority of patients have opted to go ‘beneath the muscle’ (behind Pectoralis major). In some South American countries, the majority of patients prefer to go in front of (‘above’) the muscle.
Part 1: A Balanced Breast Augmentation Bigger is ‘not’ always better. Choosing an implant solely based on its size, is, in my opinion, the wrong way to proceed. Beauty is afforded by proportion and curves, so the choice of implant, in addition to considering lifestyle factors, should take into account the patient’s body-shape. There are, of