July 25, 2019

Notice: Allergan Withdraws Textured Breast Implants


Allergan has announced today that it has voluntarily withdrawn BIOCELL Textured Breast Implants and Tissue Expanders from the worldwide market.

Effective immediately, healthcare providers will no longer implant new BIOCELL® textured breast implants and tissue expanders and unused products should be returned to Allergan. The withdrawal followed a request of the US FDA, which was based on new available data.

Allergen emphasized that there is still no recommendation to remove or replace textured breast implants from patients without symptoms.

I have implanted only a handful of this type of implant over the past 20 years. My office will individually notify those patients.

This global recall does not affect Allergan’s NATRELLE® smooth or MICROCELL® breast implants and tissue expanders.

See Allergan press release for more information.

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