Implant ban to hit breast cancer survivors: surgeon

Professor Sanjay Warrier is warning about the proposal to remove tissue expanders
Jocelyn Wright
Associate Professor Sanjay Warrier
Associate Professor Sanjay Warrier. Photo: Chris O’Brien Lifehouse

A proposed ban on textured breast implants could make it impossible for up to half of women undergoing mastectomies to have reconstructive surgery, a breast surgeon says.

The TGA is planning to remove a string of textured breast implants and tissue expanders from the Australian market over evidence they are linked to a higher risk of anaplastic large cell lymphoma.