Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group Offers Replacement for Patients Affected by Textured Breast Implant Recall.
Breast implants have played huge roles in people’s lives, and continue to help many more. Decades since its inception, research into more effective implants has led to the introduction of improved implant features.
Among the latest, you have Biocell textured breast implants, which promise a better experience, longevity and safety. However, the FDA has found that these implants are possibly linked to a rare cancer. Based on your symptoms and diagnosis by your doctor, Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group can help offers replacement consultancy.
Statistics that Point to Risk of Cancer with Textured Implants
Breast implant manufacturer, Allergan, is following a request by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to recall breast implants. The recall is based on “global safety information concerning the uncommon incidence of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).”
According to the agency’s data, as of August 2019, the risk of developing cancer with textured implants may be 6 times higher.
The FDA doesn’t recommend removal of these textured implants without the symptoms of BIA-ALCL. However, it is recommended for you to research and study the symptoms, so that you’re in a position to monitor changes you may experience. You must speak to a relevant doctor if you experience any changes based on the symptoms.
Symptoms that you may experience include pain or swelling around the area of the implant. Any feeling or sensation that is unusual may also be a cause for concern.
How Can Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group Help You?
Following the precautionary recall by Allergan, Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group now promotes a service in which they offer breast implant replacements for patients affected by the recall. Before reaching out for a replacement, there are few things that people should know.
As your well-wishers in health and beauty, the Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group can help should the need arise.
Breast Implant Removal and Replacement Experts
As experts in breast surgery, including augmentation, reduction and restructuring, we are aware of the ins and outs of replacement and removal of breast implants. Not every customer wants breast implants as a life-long use. Moreover, implants are not intended as a permanent solution. So, while a lot of people tend to let the implants remain, some choose to eventually remove them.
At Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group, we understand the nature of the textured breast implant recall. We understand the emotion involved, the cost as well as the inconvenience above all. And we have your best interest at heart based on what we believe in as a team dedicated to beauty, health and art.
If I Want to Get My Textured Implants Removed, Do I Have to Pay out of Pocket?
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has advocated for insurance companies to cover the cost of breast implant removal and other treatments for patients diagnosed with BIA-ALCL, McCarthy said.
Some insurance companies will cover the removal and/or replacement. Please call us (310) 275-6600 to help determine if your insurance will cover the cost the procedure.
Which Implants Are Part of the Worldwide Recall?
These are the Allergan implants that have been recalled according to Allergen.
- Natrelle Saline-Filled breast implants: styles 163, 168, 363 and 468.
- Natrelle Silicone-Filled breast implants: styles 110, 115, 120, TRL, TRLP, TRM, TRF, TRX, TCL, TCLP, TCM, TCF, TCX, TSL, TSLP, TSM, TSF and TSX.
- Natrelle 410 Highly Cohesive Anatomically Shaped Silicone-Filled breast implants: styles 410FM, 410FF, 410MM, 410 MF, 410 FL, 410 ML, 410 LL, 410 LM, 410 LF, 410 FX, 410 MX, 410 LX.
These are the tissue expanders that have been recalled:
- Natrelle 133 Plus Tissue Expander.
- Natrelle 133 Tissue Expander with Suture Tabs.
If you’re not sure about the manufacturer or model of your implants, we may be able to help you determine via various methods. Please call us (310) 275-6600 for assistance.
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