Breast Implants, Self-Esteem, Quality of Life, and the Risk of Suicide - Published in Women’s Health Issues Diana M. Zuckerman PhD, Caitlin E. Kennedy, PhD and Mishka Terplan MD, MPH Breast Implants, Self-Esteem, Quality of Life, and the Risk of Suicide Summary Breast augmentation is the most common cosmetic surgery in the United States, with approximately 300,000 surgeries annually (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2012). Many women […]
Breast implants after mastectomy: Risks you need to know - Concerns about breast implants in post mastectomy reconstruction.
What you need to know: Breast cancer, suicide, mastectomy, and breast implants - One study of suicide among women who got breast implants after mastectomy found that their suicide rate was 10 times higher compared to other mastectomy patients.
Insurance Coverage Information for Breast Implant Removal - First of all, the original reason for getting your breast implants matters to health insurance companies (as well as Medicare and Medicaid). If your implants were put in after a mastectomy and your doctor believes that removing your implants is “medically necessary,” then your health insurance is legally obligated to cover your breast implant removal. […]
Not Receiving Coverage for Breast Implant Problems? - We want to make sure that health insurance policies will pay for treatment and implant removal when it is medically necessary.
What you Need to Know about Breast Implants and Cancer of the Immune System (ALCL) - This overview summarizes the growing evidence that breast implants can cause a very rare cancer of the immune system.
ALCL and Breast Implants: The Latest News - This short update focuses on the latest information published in a cancer journal in 2013 and 2014.
New Research on Silicone Breast Implants and Unexplained Symptoms - A study published in 2013 sheds light on the signs and symptoms that many women with silicone implants experience, and suggests that removing the implants can improve the women’s health dramatically.
Less Radical Surgery is a Healthier Choice for Women with Breast Cancer - Experts have long advised that lumpectomy patients live as long as mastectomy patients. But the latest research, based on thousands of women, indicates that women with early-stage breast cancer are more likely to live longer, healthier lives if they choose less radical surgery.
Already Have Implants and Have Problems? - If you already have breast implants and are having problems, don't panic!