UPDATE: Textured Implants

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/healthcare/breast-implant-ban-recall-proposed-by-tga-20190711-p526cm.html

Please see attached the recent article relating to the proposed recall and ban of textured implants in Australia by the TGA. While there has been an increase in the incidence of ALCL cancer linked to textured implants in Australia, we would like our patients to be aware that Dr Hodgkinson only uses smooth implants for standard breast augmentations in Sydney.

For the few patients who do have textured implants, please do not panic. As stated in the article, “The risk [of ALCL] is low and in most instances the cancer can be managed in a straight-forward fashion and presents quite distinctly.” We therefore recommend scheduling a check-up with Dr Hodgkinson and carefully monitoring your implants.

Should you have any questions regarding your implants, please do not hesitate to contact the clinic on 02 9362 7400. Our staff are extremely knowledgeable and will be able to assist in answering any questions and schedule your check-up appointment with Dr Hodgkinson.

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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