Well, textured breast implants have been taken off the market in the US secondary to their association with a form of cancer. Textured implants were used by many plastic surgeons because of their stability. The outer textured surface allowed the surrounding tissue to adhere to the implant, thus holding their position. One other reported benefit was a lower rate of capsular contracture, however, literature conflicts with this proposed benefit.
Breast-implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is a rare form of cancer that can develop around breast implants. To date, there are not any confirmed cases associated with smooth breast implants.
It is not breast cancer; it is a cancer of the immune system and is usually curable when caught early.
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