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France’s National Cancer Institute has recently required warnings be placed on silicone breast implants stating that this type of implant increases risks for anaplastic large cell lymphoma – an extremely rare type of breast cancer. According to FNCI, 18 women with silicone breast implants have been diagnosed with ALCL since 2011.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, while stating it respects the FNCI’s commitment to public health and wellness, believes this warning may stir “unnecessary panic,” particularly given the rarity of this disease. What’s more, the ASPS has been working with the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health for the past four years building a comprehensive breast implant-ALCL registry. To date, no causal link between breast implants and ALCL has ever been proven.

Los Angeles breast augmentation surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole understands that any news about potential safety risks can raise concerns – both for women with silicone breast implants and those considering having them placed. During your initial consultation he will be happy to discuss all of your breast implant options to ensure you are making the decision best suited to meet your physical needs and aesthetic desires.

If you are considering breast enhancement, please contact Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery today. Dr. O’Toole is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Los Angeles and all surrounding California communities.