Allergan Voluntarily Recalls BIOCELLĀ® Textured Breast Implants and Tissue Expanders

PUBLISHED: Jul 26, 2019
Relevant to: Ambulatory Care, Critical Access Hospitals, Hospitals, Medical Office, Office-Based Surgery

Allergan plc has announced a voluntary worldwide recall of BIOCELL® textured breast implants and tissue expanders. Allergan is taking this action as a precaution following notification of recently updated global safety information concerning the uncommon incidence of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

BIOCELL® saline-filled and silicone-filled textured breast implants and tissue expanders will no longer be distributed or sold in any market where they are currently available. Effective immediately, healthcare providers should no longer implant new BIOCELL® textured breast implants and tissue expanders and unused products should be returned to Allergan. Allergan will provide additional information to customers about how to return unused products.

Patient safety is a priority for Allergan. Patients are advised to speak with their plastic surgeon about the risks and benefits of their implant type should they have any concerns.

Importantly, the FDA and other health authorities have not recommended removal or replacement of textured breast implants or tissue expanders in asymptomatic patients.

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

See the recall notice for a full list of recalled products.

U.S. healthcare providers with questions regarding this announcement can contact Medical Information at 1-800-678-1605 option #2 or IR-Medcom@allergan.com. For all other countries, please use the contact details at the following link on Allergan's website: Allergan Global Medical Information ContactsExternal Link Disclaimer.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program.

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