Allergan, the global pharmaceutical company, just issued a breast implant recall. Dr. Davis addresses the breast implant recall, ALCL and the Allergan textured breast implants.
Please contact Dr. Steven L. Davis, Cherry Hill Board Certified Plastic Surgeon at https://daviscps.com/breast-implant-recall with any questions.
[Official Allergan Press Release: Allergan Voluntarily Recalls BIOCELL® Textured Breast Implants and Tissue Expanders]
[FDA Article regarding Breast Implant Recall]
At Davis Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, we’ve been getting a lot of phone calls and a lot of emails about patients that have breast implants. And this is because yesterday Allergan (7/24/19) which makes breast implants worldwide decided to pull off the market, any of the implants that have a textured surface to them. We wanted to make sure that we’re making a video and telling everyone out there that if you have any question as to what type of implant you may have, either I placed them or someone else that you may have gone to have implants placed for you, you should check to see what kind you have.
It’s a very rare disease. It is a lymphoma. It’s not breast cancer. It’s lymphoma. But the textured surface shell of the implant has been shown to possibly cause this lymphoma in a very small amount of patients, but it’s something to check. So this is a smooth texture. This a smooth implant is the texture surface implant. Most of the implants that I’ve placed in almost 30 years have all been smooth implants. However, some of them that may have been shaped like this may have needed a textured surface to them. The company that I used for this is not elegant for its textured surface. So for my my implants that I’ve placed, I would say patients still call so we can check your chart and make sure everything’s fine. But I getting more and more patients calling me that may have been located elsewhere20 years ago when they had their breast implants.
So just recently, as of yesterday, we had two patients that came in that had their implants placed one in California, and one in Denver, and we asked them to call their plastic surgeons see what implants they had placed. And then we would definitely take a look and make sure everything was okay. There are certain ultrasound tests that we can write for you to get that will also help see if there are any other concerns. But again, if you’re having no problems, just check with whomever put your breast implants in to make sure you know exactly what kind of implant you have.
Please feel free to contact our office at Davis cosmetic plastic surgery by using the below form if you have any questions about this breast implant recall or any other procedure.
[Listen to Dr. Davis discuss the Allergan Breast Impant recall on KYW Newsradio]