Media Release Plastic Surgeons call for urgent government funding for Breast Device Registry in wake of latest overseas implant recall

The recall in France of French-manufactured, Cereform, silicon gel-filled breast implants highlights the urgent need for Government funding for a Breast Device Registry to ensure women are offered the best possible protection, according to the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons.

“A world-class registry has been developed in Australia and is ready for national roll-out pending Government funding. In light of the Dow Corning recall, and the PIP breast implant crisis, this latest recall only reinforces the need for a Breast Device Registry in Australia to provide an early warning system and the opportunity to take timely action, should problems be identified,” said Dr Geoff Lyons, President of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons.