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Allergan Recalls Biocell Textured Breast Implants

Posted August 12, 2019 in Uncategorized

By Dr. Chris Patronella

On July 24, 2019, Allergan voluntarily recalled their BIOCELL textured breast Implants because of a rare link to a form of cancer known as breast-implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). An implant type rarely used in my practice, for the past 30 years to date I’ve never seen this reported occurrence. I remain available to evaluate your breast implants and to discuss any concerns you may have.

Here are some helpful recent resources:

FDA Statement

https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/safety-communications/fda-takes-action-protect-patients-risk-certain-textured-breast-implants-requests-allergan

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

https://www.plasticsurgery.org/for-medical-professionals/health-policy/bia-alcl-physician-resources/summary-and-quick-facts

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