What You Need To Consider Before Getting Breast Implants
Melissa Doft, MD, a plastic surgeon in New York City, says the link between ALCL and implants is real and on the rise, though notes that it is specific to textured implants. “The risk has been connected to the texturing process of some textured implants and brands, but not with all of them. Smooth implants are not associated with the risk,” she explains. The good news there: Smooth implants are what most doctors use for augmentation purposes; textured are more commonly used for breast reconstruction surgery, she adds.