Specialist Plastic Surgeons’ statement on breast implants

The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons would support decisions taken by the Therapeutic Goods Administration which is deliberating whether to restrict or ban the use of some textured implants in Australia linked to a rare blood lymphoma.

The safety of breast implants is an issue of concern for women and the safety of our patients remains our number one priority.

However, we remind women with implants that this is a rare condition that is very curable if detected early.

Women with implants should have annual checks of their breasts and be vigilant about monitoring their breasts for signs of any changes including redness, swelling or change in shape and see their doctor if developments occur.

Members of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons are offering breast implant checks to patients with concerns for no out of pocket fee.  To find surgeons offering this service visit here.

View the TGA statement here.