In 2017, 17.5 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures were performed in the U.S. Among these are about 550,000 breast implants for either augmentation or reconstruction.

In 2016, the World Health Organization designated a new type of cancer called breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).

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