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Are Breast Implants Safe?

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At our practice your safety and satisfaction are always our primary concerns, which is why we think it is important to address recent news about the safety of breast implants. You may have heard about the FDA’s announcement regarding cases of Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), which have been linked to textured surface breast implants. The medical device company Allergan® has also voluntarily recalled its BIOCELL® textured breast implants and tissue expanders in response to the FDA’s announcement about BIA-ALCL cases. Our plastic surgeons, James Vogel, MD and Carrie Houssock, MD, are fully informed on all of these topics and want you to have the facts about the latest breast implant news and BIA-ALCL:

If you are unsure of what type of breast implants you have, we encourage you to contact the plastic surgeon who performed your breast augmentation (or breast lift with augmentation) procedure to get the details related to your breast implants. For patients with textured implants who have questions and concerns, or anyone experiencing bothersome symptoms related to their breast implants, Dr. Vogel or Dr. Houssock can meet with you privately to provide you with answers, perform an examination, suggest further testing, and discuss any procedure options you may be considering. To schedule your appointment, please contact our office and speak with a knowledgeable member of our team.