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