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Recall - Textured breast implants and tissue expanders

23 August 2019

The Therapeutic Goods Administration removed the Allergan BIOCELL textured breast implants and tissue expanders from the Australian market after a review found the devices have a small risk of causing Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).

All women with Allergan BIOCELL textured breast implants are advised to be aware of BIAALCL symptoms and to perform regular breast self-examinations. Women are advised to consult their doctor if symptoms develop, if any changes are noticed on self-examination, or if they have any concerns.

For information about the recall and risks of breast implants, you can visit the following web sites -

http://conditions.health.qld.gov.au/HealthCondition/condition/21/52/830/breast-implantassociated-anaplastic-large-ce

http://www.tga.gov.au/breast-implant-associated-cancer-or-bia-alcl

Last updated 23 August 2019
Last reviewed 23 August 2019

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