LET'S TAKE STOCK OF WHAT'S REAL AND WHAT'S FAKE AROUND BREAST IMPLANTS.

Do breast implants increase the risk of breast cancer? FALSE

There is no link between breast cancer and breast implants. The disease depends mainly on the age of the patient, since nearly 80% of breast cancers develop after the age of 50. Lifestyle and family history are also risk factors.

Can't women with breast implants breastfeed? FALSE

The prostheses are placed behind the mammary gland, so there is no rupture of the galactophoric or lactiferous ducts. Except in special cases, it is therefore possible to breastfeed normally with breast implants.

Don't breast implants have an indefinite life span? TRUE

Breast implants should be changed every 10 to 15 years. And with good reason: over time, their silicone wall can wear out and the silicone gel or serum they contain can perspire.

Can breast implants explode? FALSE

Breast prostheses undergo tests to verify their solidity. Thus, they are compressed and stretched before being put on the market.

Do the prostheses interfere with mammography? FALSE

Despite the presence of prostheses, it is quite possible to observe the mammary gland during a mammogram. Simply inform the radiologist so that he or she can compress the breasts so as not to damage the implants.

Posted in News on Jun 02, 2020