Can Breast Implants Cause Cancer?

October 14, Dr. Susan MacLennan

You may have heard recent media reports about textured breast implants and an uncommon form of cancer called anaplastic large-cell lymphoma. BIA-ALCL is not a breast cancer, but rather a rare type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that can develop around breast implants. ALCL is found in scar tissue or fluid around the implant, not in the breast tissue itself. These findings…

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Look for These Things in Before and After Breast Augmentation Pictures

July 15, Dr. Susan MacLennan

If you are considering breast augmentation surgery, then you are probably wondering about the process. You’ll want to make sure that the surgeon has undergone the proper training and has excellent credentials before you trust them with your body. In order to do so, it’s important to look at their past work to get a feel for what they offer….

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Breast Augmentation 101

November 6, Dr. Susan MacLennan

Breast augmentation is one of the fastest-growing and most popular procedures I do at Mountain Lake Plastic Surgery, so here’s a primer on breast augmentation to get you started. There are 4 primary decisions to make when planning a great breast augmentation: Implant size Implant type Incision location Implant pocket- under vs over the muscle Size This is the big…

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Breast Implants: Over or Under the Muscle?

November 6, Dr. Susan MacLennan

Now that you’ve decided to have breast augmentation, you may be wondering how to decide about implant placement. Will you implant go over or under the muscle? Here, I’ll talk about the pros and cons of each approach and help you understand the terminology.   Under the Muscle Placement The pectoralis major muscle is the large, triangular muscle in the…

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