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Since FDA’s announcement in 2019, there was a lot of confusion over breast implant associated anapestic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) but the initial panic appears to subsided now.  Here are what we know about the condition. BIA-ALCL is a rare and treatable type of T-cell lymphoma that can develop around breast implants. It is not a cancer of the breast tissue itself. The lag time between current implant insertion to diagnosis of BIA-ALCL has been from 0.8-27 years, with an average of 9.75 years. No cases of BIA-ALCL have been reported with patients who have only had smooth im...
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INCISIONS FOR BREAST AUGMENTATION

03.14.2019 | Category, Cosmetic Surgery

Typically, we use periareolar (along the inferior border of areola), axillary (arm pit), or inframammary (bottom of the breast) incisions.  We mostly employ the periareolar incisions largely because it provides good exposure to perform surgery, scar tends heal quick and the quality of the scar is very good in general.  Axillary approach is the second common approach, and this has a ben...
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Smoking prior to surgery and during recovery can cause serious effects on wound healing.  This is because smoking effects the small vessels in the body, resulting in scarring of the small arteries and veins. During the healing process, more blood needs to flow to areas of surgery.  This increased blood flow provides more oxygen and nutrients to healing areas so that wounds will heal faster and more smoothly. Because smoking can lead to scarring of small blood vessels, smoking causes a limitation of the blood flow. When blood flow is decreased to healing areas, this results in slower ...
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