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An Update on ALCL and textured implants


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Australian health authorities have called an emergency meeting to discuss whether a particular type of breast implant should be banned. 90 women have been diagnosed with the breast implant related cancer here, with three deaths. France banned the implant last week and Canada is doing the same.
 
Watch the video below for more:
 https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/other/ban-on-breast-implants-considered-after-cancer-deaths/vi-BBVIpkI
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Thank you for the update @TheFox A very informative video. It is important to note that the evidence to date links ALCL with PU and Allergan implants and women with those implants need to be monitoring their health and talking with their surgeon about their options. At this stage other textured implants (including Mentor) are considered safer, which is an important point for women with this particular brand of which I am one. 

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Just now, sabP said:

Thank you for the update @TheFox A very informative video. It is important to note that the evidence to date links ALCL with PU and Allergan implants and women with those implants need to be monitoring their health and talking with their surgeon about their options. At this stage other textured implants (including Mentor) are considered safer, which is an important point for women with this particular brand of which I am one. 

Agree, I would not have an issue having Mentor textured implants inserted the risk is around 1:56000 however im worried about the risk of rotation since im sure my pocket is a hot mess.

Im going to go with Motiva mini or demi implants - they are considered a smooth implant

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10 hours ago, pink butterfly said:

I also have the Silimed implant and have had these coming up to 5 years. I guess all I can do is keep a close eye on my health and go to my GP if concerned.

Certainly the recommendation is to just keep an eye on them. I dont believe any plastic surgeons are still using the two implants that are associated with the highest incidence of ALCL so when the time comes for revision, it should be fine to swap out for a safer implant

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On 4/11/2019 at 10:01 PM, I HaveBoobs said:

Thank you for posting this update,  I'm like @sabP and have the Mentor textured anatomical implants which he did mention were safer so that eases my mind a bit, but i do have a couple of friends with the Polyurethane implants so i think I'll let them know about this new information . 

the risk with the mentor implants is around 1:86000 which to me is an acceptable risk. It is important to be aware of ALCL and know what to look for because early treatment is simply removing the implant and capsule. 
 

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