- Cosmetic Surgery
- Minor Ops
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Serious complications are rare, and there are no recent studies in this field.
However one issue is current in the media - a low-grade lymphoma - Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL). It is rare, 1 in 24,000 patients, and generally curable. It has been associated with textured implants and particularly those made by Allergan and to a lesser extent Mentor. The French Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (SOFCPRE) working alongside the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has advised that surgeons should avoid using biocell macro-textured implants or polyurethane implants until more data is available on the associated risk of ALCL. There is no present concern about micro-textured or smooth implants. However, they do not recommend the removal of any implants as the risk of ALCL is minimal.
How does this affect Cadogan Clinic patients?+ We do not currently use macro-textured implants or polyurethane implants