TGA Update on Textured Breast Implants


The TGA has chosen not to follow France and Canada and ban textured breast implants but to first demand more information from suppliers. They have given breast implants suppliers 10 working days from 9 April to respond to their demands for further information.

The current update from the TGA can be read here  This is the page to refer to for all recommendations and actions being taken in Australia.

The risk remains low but all women with breast implants should have them checked annually by a breast or plastic surgeon familiar with breast implants. If you have any concerns, please contact your surgeon.

Dr Hodgkinson has not used textured implants in primary breast augmentations.  If you have had breast reconstruction or a  breast augmentation in Sydney by Dr Hodgkinson there is a chance that you may have a textured implant.  Again, patients should have annual check-ups and contact their surgeon if they have any concerns.

Darryl Hodgkinson

About The Author - Darryl Hodgkinson

Dr. Darryl J. Hodgkinson is recognized world-wide as an expert in cosmetic plastic surgery with more than thirty years of experience in both cosmetic and plastic/reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Hodgkinson did his plastic surgical training at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in the United States and is amongst an elite group of a very few surgeons to hold two degrees in plastic surgery from American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons, Canada.

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