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Cosmetic Breast Surgery – A statement from Elaine Sassoon

“At the moment there appears to be a lack of clarity regarding the safety of breast implants and the predisposing factors leading to Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma.( ALCL). None of my patients have presented to me with ALCL, and I do not believe there is a need to have breast implants removed in the absence of symptoms.
On the other hand, as there are continuing discussions about safety, and France has started banning implants, I think it is wise to step away and wait for better evidence. I shall therefore stop performing new cosmetic breast augmentations as a precaution until further notice”.

Elaine Sassoon – 4th April 2019