breast implant recall alclThe recent breast implant recall by Allergan has caused a media frenzy, and there has been a lot of confusion for patients wondering if they need to have their implants removed. The source of all the concern stems from a disease called Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) also known just as ALCL. An inflammatory disease, the link between ALCL and breast implants has been confirmed, but Dr Charles Cope, respected Plastic Surgeon from Mosman in Sydney, gives us the facts and figures and says there’s no reason for women with the recalled implants or any other implants to panic.

There have now been around 500 cases of ALCL confirmed worldwide with 100 of those in Australia but we should keep in mind that’s out of around 20 million women with implants worldwide, making ALCL extremely rare. Australia has one of the best breast implant recording and monitoring systems in the world but any woman concerned should see their surgeon. This is an extremely informative podcast with Dr Charles Cope on the current implant situation – don’t miss it.

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Trish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.

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