Ah, summer. The longer days filled with sunshine, the backyard barbeques, the pool parties…and the swimsuit shopping.
Over the last year, there has been significant concern by both patients and the media regarding the development of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma. It’s created some anxiety and concern with patients who are considering breast implants for augmentation or reconstructive purposes.
I often get asked the question about the consistency of the silicone inside implants. Consumer marketing verbiage such as “gummy bear” can be descriptive, yet confusing and not very specific to those patients who are seeking the best choice.