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Breast Implant Surgery: An Overview of the Risks and Health Complications

This publication discusses the risks and complications associated with breast implant surgery, including breast implant illness (BII), breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), and breast implant-associated squamous cell carcinoma (BIA-SCC). Nurses may lack awareness and knowledge of these issues, which could impact patient safety. The authors propose implementing universal screening of all patients for implantable devices to identify those at greatest risk for implant-related illness, disease, or cancer. The IOWA model is recommended to guide this evidence-based practice update.

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