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Two little words no woman ever wants to hear in the same sentence are: breast implants and cancer.
After several years of news stories and debate, BIOCELL textured breast implants and tissue expanders made by Allergan under the Natrelle brand were voluntarily recalled. Regrettably, these specific implants have been linked to a rare type of lymphoma known as BIA-ALCL or breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma. To date, 573 cases have been reported and 481 of these cases were linked to Allergan Biocell implants, according to the FDA.
Sadly, there were 33 deaths among these cases. The FDA also explains that textured breast implants are less common in the U.S. compared to
Plastic surgeon Dr. T. Y. Steven Ip, M.D., F.A.C.S. is well-known throughout Beverly Hills, Newport Beach and New York City for his personable bedside manner and dedication to the field of aesthetics. He specializes in aesthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, body and face and is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is an active member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Ip graduated from UCLA and received an academic scholarship to the University of Texas to finish medical school and pursue a path towards surgery. He spent five years training in General Surgery at the renowned Columbia Unive
Dr. Adam J. Rubinstein is an award-winning plastic surgeon in Miami, Florida whose skills are sought out by patients from around the world. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has trained with some of the world’s most eminent surgeons at the forefront of plastic surgery.
Dr. Rubinstein provides a full host of cosmetic products and procedures to a national and international clientele, and specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body, non-surgical procedures and injections. He is currently Chief of Plastic Surgery and Vice Chief of the Department of Surgery for Jackson North Medical Center, a 382-bed acute care hospital in the Jackson Healthc
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Shain Cuber, M.D., is a board-certified plastic surgeon through The American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Throughout Dr. Cuber’s nineteen year career in plastic surgery, he has received training from top experts in the field and experience that is needed to perform extensive types of breast and body surgery.
Dr. Cuber’s skill, talent, and artistry enable him to achieve beautiful results for his patients.
BITB spoke with Dr. Cuber about his most most-performed surgical and non-surgical treatments and the popular “mommy makeover” he offers to patients postpartum.
1. As a board-certified