Between the Twittersphere, the media, and the ability to share information with the click of a button, videos can go viral within minutes and facts can get skewed before you ever hear the real story. That’s why Dr. Roxanne Grawe and ROXY Plastic Surgery find it incredibly important to keep our FOXIES up-to-date with all the ongoings in the cosmetic world.
In light of some news surrounding breast augmentation surgery, we wanted to give you the inside scoop on everything you need to know to feel confident, informed, and most of all, safe undergoing this procedure.
Did you know breast augmentation surgeries are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed in the U.S.? That’s right ladies, over 313,735 individuals added some oomph to their chest and made their vision of a killer bod a reality in 2018.
Typically, the procedure is considered a “minimal risk” surgery by the FDA. According to the FDA, the risks of an adverse outcome or complication due to breast implants is around 1%. Recently, however, Allergan recalled their textured implants after a connection was found between the implants and an incredibly rare cancer known as anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL).
Following the recall, the FDA announced the need for more adequate regulation of medical devices, including breast implants. The internet exploded. A very small subset of patients were now coming forward and reporting adverse symptoms following their breast augmentation surgery. And thus, the term “breast implant illness” (BII) was born. BII is being used to describe a broad scope of symptoms some women with breast implants are experiencing.
While a definitive link between breast implants and illness has yet to be found (and the term is not considered an official medical diagnosis), BII has become synonymous with some inflammatory symptoms – which may or may not be a reaction to their breast implants.
Just to be clear, when we say breast implant illness has not been recognized as an official medical diagnosis, we are not trying to diminish any of the pain these women are experiencing. We are simply clarifying for you that the medical community has yet to accumulate enough data to make a clear connection between implants and illness.
At ROXY, we only use smooth implants, so you can safely enjoy your gorgeous curves without fretting about the outcome. We like to empower women to feel confident in their skin.
Never forget that you are strong and capable – no one can take that from you. So, if there are any haters in your life dishing a mouthful of negativity or you feel vain for wanting to claim the body you’ve always dreamed of, tune it out. There’s nothing more inspiring than seeing one of our FOXIES be unapologetically real and go after their body goals.
As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Roxanne Grawe is extremely passionate about helping women feel beautiful – and you can see how many lives she touched just by reading all the rave reviews she’s received.
She’s not only the Vice President of the World Association of Gluteal Surgeons, a group of plastic surgeons who are committed to performing aesthetic gluteal shaping procedures in the safest manner possible, but she’s also been inducted into the 2018 RealSelf 100 & 500 Hall of Fame due to her 5-star rating on the site. You are truly safe in her hands.
To give her patients a personalized and comfortable experience, Dr. Grawe operates out of ROXY Plastic Surgery’s very own Operating Room.
And for out-of-town patients, say hello to recovering in the lap of luxury at our FOXY House. After all, you deserve the best.
To discuss your options with Dr. Grawe and book your consultation, contact us here or call us at (614) 764-7699.