Breast implants have been around for decades and hundreds of thousands of women get them for health, reconstructive surgery or just for aesthetics. Now the FDA has released a statement on a certain type of implant and the heath concerns surrounding it.
We went to Guthrie hospital today and spoke with a plastic surgeon about this implant and what it means for women’s health. The textured implant has been garnering plenty attention this month in the world of medicine and in certain health circles. this is due mostly in part to a type of large cell lymphoma that isn’t breast cancer but a type of non Hodgkin’s lymphoma that has been linked to the textured implant in around 450 cases that have been studied since 2011 by the FDA.
Textured implants were created to help reduce the scar tissue in women who may have had their breast removed. The latest FDA statement says the risk of developing the large cell lymphoma in women with the textured implant range from 1 in almost 4,000 to 1 in 30,000 based on studies reported in medical literature. 18 news spoke with Dr. Karim Sadik who shared more insight on the implant.
There are over 400,000 implants done a year, usually done with the two main types of implants silicon and saline. one in 10 women receives the textured implant.
The latest FDA statement says the risk of developing the large cell lymphoma in women with the textured implant range from 1 in almost 4,000 to 1 in 30,000 based on studies reported in medical literature.