Allergan Just Issued A Global Recall Of Its Textured Breast Implants
As of right now, the FDA is not recommending that women who currently have the recalled implants and are asymptomatic get them removed due to “the low risk of developing BIA-ALCL.” However, as with all implants, it is important to maintain regular breast exams and seek medical attention if you experience persistent swelling or pain, which tend to be the first symptoms of BIA-ALCL. BIA-ALCL is rare, but when detected early, it’s easily treated, and in most cases, simply removing the implant and scar tissue can cure it, says
Debra Johnson, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Sacramento, CA.