Allergan recently issued a recall on all their textured breast implants. This was in response to concerns by the FDA and health organizations around the world about the association between Allergan textured breast implants and a rare form of cancer, ALCL.
At Burgess Plastic Surgery, Dr. Burgess has placed thousands of breast implants, most being round, smooth-shelled implants. In some cases, we have placed shaped textured-shell implants, but those devices have been either Mentor or Sientra devices.
Mentor and Sientra textured implants are not subject to the FDA recall because they carry an extremely low risk of being associated with ALCL. Our patient’s health and safety are our foremost concern. We will continue to closely monitor the scientific data and FDA guidance on all breast implants and any possible risks associated with breast augmentation surgery. Our patients with textured-shaped implants should be reassured that their risk of ALCL is extremely low and that no additional treatment is recommended. (more…)