UPDATE: Recently, in the news the FDA released that they are recalling Allegan brand textured breast saline and silicone implants as well as textured tissue expanders. The FDA stated, “our analysis demonstrates that the risk of BIA-ALCL with Allergan BIOCELL textured implants is approximately six times the risk of BIA-ALCL with textured implants from other manufacturers marketing in the U.S.” At Robbins Plastic Surgery, Dr. Chad Robbins exclusively uses Mentor brand breast implants and does not use Allergan brand breast implants. According to the FDA there were 573 reported cases of BI-ALCL and of those 481 were Allergan brand breast implants. The FDA has not recommended that people that already have textured implants have them removed if they are not having any symptoms or problems. The use of textured implants is much more common in Europe and Asia versus in the United States. Check out this recent article about BI-ALCL and the recall of Allergan breast implants.
As always at Robbins Plastic Surgery we strive to provide you with the highest quality of care. Give us a call at (615) 401-9454, if you have any questions regarding the latest information released by the FDA.