Injectable Gel Breast Rated Not Safe | The practitioners of plastic surgery in the United Kingdom welcomed the decision to stop breast injection procedure using gel macrolane. The practice of injected gel macrolane to improve breast shape is known as the "lunchtime boob jobs", will be discontinued in the UK starting this week.
The decision was taken after considering results of a poll conducted by the Association of Plastic Surgeons UK (British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons/BAAPS). As many as 25 percent of BAAPS member states agree that the use of injectable macrolane may pose a risk of complications in patients.
The experts also warn that 'gel macrolane' may interfere with screening or breast cancer screening despite manufacturers 'macrolane Q-Med' says it is still being debated. Products of the Supervisory Board of Health and Medicine UK (MHRA) said, injecting macrolane can mess up the reading of results of mammogram, so make diagona be difficult to enforce. Injecting the breast using macrolane, originally a favorite, and many offered the surgeons because it is considered safe, easy, dab minimal invasive than surgery or breast implants planting. BAAPS data show that in 2009, more than 1,000 women in Britain opt macrolane injections to enlarge their breasts.
BAAPS president Fazel Fatahthat confirmed, it worried the use of injectable due to increased reports of cases of breast capsular contracture (hardening of breast tissue around the implant) and the formation of a bump due to the use macrolane. Earlier this year, repair procedures of the breasts also had a heated debate. Silicone implants that produced a French company called Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) a lot of the spotlight because it was feared damage and trigger breast cancer among women. Thousands of women undergo surgical removal of the implants for fear of getting cancer [kompas.com]