Does removing silicone implants help patients with problems? - A 2016 study says 3 out of 4 women with silicone breast implants and autoimmune symptoms get better when the implants are removed. [See study here]
Breast Implants, Self-Esteem, Quality of Life, and the Risk of Suicide - Breast augmentation is the most common cosmetic surgery in the United States, with approximately 300,000 surgeries annually. Does it affect mental health?
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 - Did you know it might be possible to get health insurance coverage 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 […]
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.