The last couple of years have seen increased mentions of a certain type of lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) which can occur in relation to breast implants. The occurrence rate is approximately one case in 500,000 procedures. Currently, the occurrence of this lymphoma with relation to implants is still being researched and further research papers will have to be prepared to assess any such connection. If the tumor is detected, it is treatable through surgery with the removal of the implants and their covers. We recommend having breasts screened every two years with the use of ultrasound. In any suspected case of liquid in the breast which can be detected by a change in shape or pressure response, the patient should undergo a cytological examination. Not every occurrence of liquid in the breast is associated with this type of lymphoma.
How is the procedure carried out?
The patient is treated under general anesthesia and the procedure lasts anywhere between one and two hours. The plastic surgeon will choose to carry out the procedure from the area where the breast meets the chest or on the side of the aerola. If the main problem is the change in position of the breast implant, the surgeon will remove it, make a revision of the breast tissue / cover and insert a brand new implant.
How long does recovery take?
On the second day, the patient is released into home care where she should rest for at least two weeks following the procedure. Within three weeks, the swelling should subside and the patient can resume full physical activity after the eighth week. With the help of the revision required following encapsulation, the desired effect is achieved.
Price of the procedure from: 23 500 CZK