Information for people with breast implants

Like any medical device, people with breast implants can experience complications during the immediate period after surgery or months or years later.

In very rare cases, breast implants can cause an immune cell cancer called breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).

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Recommended management of a patient with a breast implant

Support for general practitioners in the assessment and management of patients with breast implants and possible complications, including:

  • breast pain
  • capsular contracture
  • breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).
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RACGP webinar - Breast Implants: A guide for GPs

A 1 hour webinar, presented by Dr. Ashlea Broomfield, a General Practitioner and Professor Anand Deva.

The webinar provides guidance on managing patients with problems related to their breast implants and information on breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), its epidemiology and risk in Australia.

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Toolkit for the management of breast implants

This toolkit provides clinicians with guidance about best practice for the clinical use of breast implants.

Clinical groups, patients who have experienced adverse events related to breast implants and government authorities involved in the administration and regulation of breast implants provided input to this toolkit.

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Current as at: Wednesday 30 March 2022