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by Dr. Gregory T. Lynam

Q. I just heard that you can have cancer from breast implants. Is that true?

A. There is a type of cancer associated with breast implants, but breast cancer is not associated with higher rates due to the implants. If this sounds confusing, let me explain.

Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is a non-breast cancer that is associated with a specific type of breast implant. Breast implants come in different sizes and shapes, and they’re made up of different materials.

While many people think silicone was a major factor in the many problems women faced with implants, almost all implants have silicone. Even saline implants have a silicone cover.

Dr. Gregory T. Lynam

Dr. Gregory Lynam, Richmond’s only double board-certified plastic and maxillofacial surgeon, specializes in cosmetic and plastic surgery of the breast. Learn what makes our team special.

Dr. Gregory Lynam knew he wanted to be a plastic surgeon, and when the time came, Dr. Lynam moved to Richmond, Virginia to attend The University of Richmond. Later, following a tradition of European training in maxillofacial surgery.

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