Breast Cancer After Aesthetic Surgery

  • BBSG – Brazilian Breast Study Group


Breast aesthetic surgery is one of the most indicated and widely accepted procedures throughout the Western world. According to data from the International Society of Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics (ISAPS), in 2015 approximately 1,490,000 augmentation mammoplasties were performed in the world. In Brazil, approximately 166,000 breast augmentation mammoplasties were performed and about 80,000 lifting and reduction breast surgeries in the same year. The importance of those numbers is that according to INCA, 57,960 new cases of breast cancer occurred in 2016 and about 10% of these women had undergone breast aesthetic surgery. Therefore, it consists on a special situation, since few relevant data is available regarding this increasingly frequent condition in the population.


Breast cancer Previous breast aesthetic surgery Sentinel node biopsy Breast implants Anaplastic large cell lymphoma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • BBSG – Brazilian Breast Study Group
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  1. 1.BBSGSao PauloBrazil

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