All types of breast implants have an outer, silicone shell that can potentially develop a tear or hole called a rupture. A saline implant also has a valve that can fail, causing a leak. The chance that your implant will rupture or leak increases over time.
Numbness is a loss of feeling — touch, temperature or pain — in a region of your body. Commonly numbness indicates a problem with nerve functionoften caused by nerve injury, pressure on a nerve, or a chemical imbalance in the body interfering with nerve function. There are a number of explanations of why you might be experiencing numbness in one or both of your breasts.
Nearly every case of the rare cancer that has been linked to breast implants — anaplastic large-cell lymphoma — involves those with a textured surface, not a smooth one, and most implants in the United States are smooth. The Food and Drug Administration says women with implants who are not experiencing any problems with them should stick to routine care, and do not need to have the implants removed. But symptoms like breast pain, swelling, fluid buildup or lumps should not be ignored.
The following is a list of local complications and adverse outcomes that occur in at least 1 percent of breast implant patients at any time. You may need non-surgical treatments or additional surgeries to treat any of these, and you should discuss any complication and necessary treatment with your doctor. These complications are listed alphabetically, not in order of how often they occur.
When you have breast implants, routine breast cancer screenings and related diagnostic procedures can be a bit more involved. Breast cancer risk is tied to such factors as being older, being overweight, having a family history of breast cancer, or inheriting certain genetic mutations linked to breast cancer. Implants are associated with a rare type of blood cancer that is unrelated to breast cancer.
A woman who developed an incredibly rare but potentially deadly cancer linked to certain breast implants is warning other women to stay vigilant about their bodies as the number of cases grows. Stacey Boone was told she had the flu, endured an egg-size lump on her collarbone and lost more than 40 pounds before she finally received the correct diagnosis: breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma BIA-ALCLa type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. On Wednesday, the U.
There are symptoms and signs that may indicate problems associated with breast implants. However, one must always remember that majority of implant ruptures are picked up incidentally on ultrasounds and mammograms. On the other hand, some of the symptoms and signs mentioned below may not be due to the breast implant, but rather possible disease within the breast tissue itself.