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Allergan Stops Selling Textured Breast Implants in Europe
Allergan Stops Selling Textured Breast Implants in Europe

Allergan is recalling textured breast implants in Europe, according to a USA Today article. The move follows a French regulatory agency’s request that the company take action after the product lost its CE Mark health-and-safety certification following some researchers’ concerns of a cancer risk linked to certain textured implants.

In the article, Allergan stated its breast implants are safe and it’s not recommending surgical removal because that could cause health problems. While Allergan will no longer sell textured breast implants in Europe, it will continue selling smooth implants.

Allergan disagreed with the reasoning of the recall, but is fully cooperating with the agency. It has suspended the sales of textured implants in Europe. However, textured implants are still available in the U.S.

FDA Announcement

In 2017, the FDA announced nine women died from anaplastic large-cell lymphoma – a rare form of cancer – caused by textured breast implants, reported by the New York Times. Texturing is done to reduce rippling and help implants stay in place. Researchers believed that texturing may cause inflammation that leads to cancer. Most breast implants in the US are done with smooth implants and not textured ones. Researchers estimated one in 30,000 women with textured implants would develop the rare form of cancer.

FDA Finds Textured Breast Implants Linked to Lymphoma


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Chris began his career fighting for victims’ rights as a state prosecutor of violent criminals. From 1992 to 1996, he prosecuted bad guys and witnessed the life-long harm criminals inflicted on their victims, because they made a conscious decision to do wrong, often for financial gain.