Do implants cause breast cancer?

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is investigating a possible link between breast implants and ALCL (anaplastic large cell lymphoma). This is not breast cancer, but a cancer of the immune cells. According to WHO (the World Health Organization), breast implant-related ALCL is very rare and when caught early, it’s easy to treat. Dr. Demaree encourages all patients with implants to get frequent screenings for breast cancer. You should contact Premier Surgical Arts if you see any concerns, like swelling or other visible changes.

Can I breastfeed with implants?

If you might want to breastfeed after breast augmentation, talk to Dr. Demaree during your consultation. It’s usually possible to breastfeed after implants, with the right placement and technique. Breastfeeding and pregnancy can alter your results, so it is better to wait until after you are done having children to have breast surgery.

Do I need a breast lift or augmentation?

Your plan might include implants, a breast lift, or both. A breast lift removes loose skin and improves the breasts, while augmentation addresses the shape and size. During your consultation with Dr. Demaree, he will listen to your needs and goals before discussing your treatment options. An augmentation and lift are often a part of a mommy makeover to rejuvenate the breasts after breastfeeding and pregnancy.