Textured Breast Implant Recall
All patients, regardless of type of implant, should be seeing their medical provider on a yearly basis for routine check-ups. If you feel that you may have had a textured implant from our practice please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly and we will get you in to see our surgeons.
As a way of informing our patients about this recent recall we have linked to a great article by CNN here.
Snippet from CNN Article:
“Textured implants have a rough outer shell, with a surface that feels kind of like sandpaper. They’re typically used for implants with a teardrop shape, which are fuller on the bottom and can look more like a natural breast. The texture is designed to help the implant stick to the surrounding soft tissue, making it less likely to move around and look distorted, Dr. Colleen McCarthy, a reconstructive surgeon at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, wrote in an email to CNN.
As you might expect, smooth implants have a smooth outer surface. Though they tend to move around a lot more, that movement isn’t a concern because they are symmetrically shaped and look the same despite their positioning.”
Also, please see the FDA’s annoucement to recall here.
Snippet from FDA release:
“Although the overall incidence of BIA-ALCL appears to be relatively low, once the evidence indicated that a specific manufacturer’s product appeared to be directly linked to significant patient harm, including death, the FDA took action to alert the firm to new evidence indicating a recall is warranted to protect women’s health,” said FDA Principal Deputy Commissioner Amy Abernethy, M.D., Ph.D.