Allergan, the top manufacturer of breast implants, has announced a voluntary recall of their textured implants following a request by the FDA. This warning was released after researchers found a possible link between breast implants and anaplastic large-cell lymphoma. BIA-ALCL is a rare form of cancer found in the scar tissue around an implant or tissue expander. The FDA’s warning and Allergan’s recall have sparked concern among many women who fear that they need their implants removed. As of now, the FDA does not recommend that patients replace their implants if they are not experiencing complications. Millions of women have received Allergan textured implants, and it is estimated that only one out of 25,000 experience any problems. Please visit our office for a free consultation to discuss your options with Dr. Wald, an experienced Allergan breast implant surgeon. Note; Allergan is offering smooth saline and silicone replacement implants at no cost for those patients wishing to exchange their textured Allergan breast implants for smooth implants.