Rougher-surfaced implants facing ban over cancer links

TGA to recommend removing 25 of these products from the Australian market
Jocelyn Wright
Breast implant

The TGA is proposing to ban several brands of textured breast implants, which have been linked to a rare form of cancer.

On Thursday, the regulator announced it would recommend removing 25 textured implants and tissue expanders from the Australian market, over evidence they were associated with a higher risk of anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL).