Allergan Breast Implant Recall

At the request of the FDA, Allergan has recalled its “BIOCELL” textured breast implants. These implants have been linked to anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL), a rare cancer of the immune system. This is not breast cancer, but rather a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that develops in the scar tissue and fluid around the implant. In most cases, breast implant-associated ALCL can be treated through removal of the implant and the surrounding scar tissue, but if left undetected, it can be fatal.

Of the 573 reported cases of breast implant-associated ALCL, 481 have been attributed to the recalled Allergen BIOCELL implants, and the rest involved implants from other manufacturers. To date, there have been 33 deaths reported to the FDA. The manufacturer of the implant is known in only 13 of those cases, and 12 involved patients with Allergen BIOCELL implants.

The problem with the implants is the textured shell, rather than the contents inside the implant. The cancer usually develops in the scar tissue and fluid near the implant, but if the cancer progresses, it can spread throughout the body.

Symptoms of breast implant-associated ALCL are persistent pain, swelling, and fluid accumulation around the implant. Any person experiencing such symptoms should see a doctor immediately.

List of Allergan Products Involved in the Recall

If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of or has been diagnosed with anaplastic large-cell lymphoma after receiving these or other textured breast implants, talk to one of our defective product lawyers to determine your options.

  • Allergan Natrelle Saline-Filled Breast Implants (formerly McGhan RTV Saline-Filled Mammary Implant). The following are the textured styles:
    • Style 163 – BIOCELL Textured Shaped Full Height, Full Projection Saline Breast Implants
    • Style 168 – BIOCELL Textured Round Moderate Profile Saline Breast Implants, also referred to as 168MP (168 Moderate Profile)
    • Style 363 – BIOCELL Textured Shaped Moderate Height, Full Projection Saline Breast Implants, Allergan catalog includes 363LF, or 363 Low Height Full Projection
    • Style 468 – BIOCELL Textured Shaped Full Height Moderate Projection Saline Breast Implants
  • Allergan Natrelle Silicone-Filled Textured Breast Implants (formerly Inamed Silicone-Filled Breast Implants). The following are the textured styles:
    • Style 110 – BIOCELL Textured Round Moderate Projection Gel Filled Breast Implants
    • Style 115 – BIOCELL Textured Round Midrange Projection Gel Filled Breast Implants
    • Style 120 - BIOCELL Textured Round High Projection Gel Filled Breast Implants
    • Style TRL - Natrelle Inspira BIOCELL Textured Responsive Silicone-Filled Breast Implants
    • Style TRLP - Natrelle Inspira BIOCELL Textured Responsive Silicone-Filled Breast Implants
    • Style TRM - Natrelle Inspira BIOCELL Textured Responsive Silicone-Filled Breast Implants
    • Style TRF - Natrelle Inspira BIOCELL Textured Responsive Silicone-Filled Breast Implants
    • Style TRX - Natrelle Inspira BIOCELL Textured Responsive Silicone-Filled Breast Implants
    • Style TCL – Natrelle Inspira BIOCELL Textured Cohesive Silicone-Filled Breast Implants
    • Style TCLP – Natrelle Inspira BIOCELL Textured Cohesive Silicone-Filled Breast Implants
    • Style TCM – Natrelle Inspira BIOCELL Textured Cohesive Silicone-Filled Breast Implants
    • Style TCF – Natrelle Inspira BIOCELL Textured Cohesive Silicone-Filled Breast Implants
    • Style TCX – Natrelle Inspira BIOCELL Textured Cohesive Silicone-Filled Breast Implants
    • Style TSL – Natrelle BIOCELL Textured Soft Touch Silicone-Filled Breast Implants
    • Style TSLP – Natrelle BIOCELL Textured Soft Touch Silicone-Filled Breast Implants
    • Style TSM – Natrelle BIOCELL Textured Soft Touch Silicone-Filled Breast Implants
    • Style TSF – Natrelle BIOCELL Textured Soft Touch Silicone-Filled Breast Implants
    • Style TSX – Natrelle BIOCELL Textured Soft Touch Silicone-Filled Breast Implants
  • Natrelle 410 Highly Cohesive Anatomically Shaped Silicone Filled Breast Implants. The following are the textured styles:
    • Style 410FM
    • Style 410FF
    • Style 410MM
    • Style 410 MF
    • Style 410 FL
    • Style 410 ML
    • Style 410 LL
    • Style 410 LM
    • Style 410 LF
    • Style 410 FX
    • Style 410 MX
    • Style 410 LX
  • Allergan tissue expanders for the breast that have BIOCELL texturing originally cleared as:
    • Natrelle 133 Plus Tissue Expander
    • Natrelle 133 Tissue Expander with Suture Tabs