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A Beverly Hills surgeon urged customers (and other women) not to panic after the FDA recalled textured breast implants.

Textured breast implants are popular with athletes, cross-fit trainers and yoga instructors because they grip the chest wall to avoid movement.

The Food and Drug Administration announced the nationwide voluntary recall of textured breast implants after multiple women were diagnosed with breast implant-associated cancer.

Allergen, the manufacturer of the Biocell textured breast implants recalled the products from suppliers due to the breast implant-associated anapestic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), a type of cancer that spreads to the lymph nodes in the armpits and around the body.

The FDA took action after a spike in new cancer cases and 24 deaths since earlier this year.

The recall caused panic among millions of women who don't know whether their breast implants are part of the nationwide recall.

Beverly Hills and Los Angeles-based plastic surgeons tell The Hollywood Reporter there's no need to panic, since textured breast implants are uncommon in the U.S. But if women aren't sure, they should contact their plastic surgeons.

Plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Cohen, of Emerage Medical in West Hollywood, tells THR that ALCL is "extremely rare" and has a greater than 90 percent cure rate with a surgery to entirely remove the implant and scar tissue.

Women who flew to the Dominican Republican (or other countries in Europe or South America) for cheap breast implants have reason to worry.

If you had breast implants surgery in a foreign country, you should consult with your physician or health care provider for instructions on what to do next.

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  • Queen B

    Damn, so can they take them back ?

  • ShelbyMoore

    Get mad at me if you want to, but I've been telling you to love yourselves over and over again. You continually put your lives in danger for vanity reasons. Are any of the men you were trying to impress going to be there to help you in your recovery? What about the women you claim were jealous because they couldn't afford the procedures? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/10fff9dd49928fdbc9942d5c5bcf8f260005658ca4d3bf51cc3141c31a61dfdd.gif

  • Gloria

    There are other reasons to get breast implants besides the obvious cosmetic reasons. Those who undergo mastectomies may get breast reconstructive surgery, for instance. Breast implants are not a bad thing and just because a woman has it doesn’t mean she lacks love for herself.

  • Yoni7

    LMAOOOO at this Limpin' L. LMAOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • WutizstillHERE!

    You gotta do your research first ladies and stop taking the cheap way out to surgery! It is life or death frfr..

  • Yoni7

    Will the same be said for the butt implants?

  • Gloria

    There is a recall on some blood pressure medications, which are reportedly carcinogenic. Oh, and let’s not forget the recall on multiple knee implants.

    Things get recalled. It happens. But will I tell someone with hypertension to avoid all antihypertensives because a few have been recalled? Will I tell someone with severe and debilitating arthritis to deal with the pain and decreased quality of life because a few knee implants have been recalled? Come on now...

  • che’lint

    LOL

  • MsAmour22

    Breast implants are horrible. The body continuously rejets this foreign object that is laced with numerous toxic substances which leaches into the blood stream. Thousands of women who have been experiencing a plethora of ailments including severe autoimmune diseases are having explant surgery to remove them.

  • Fire & Ice

    The is a PSA for all of those build a bear chicks ?

  • Gloria

    This is why research and having a surgeon who provides thorough education is so critical. Breast implants last on average for 8 to 10 years. It is not meant to be permanent. Regardless of whether the body rejects the implants or not, it will have to be taken out. And like ANY surgery, there are risks. So ?????

  • Trace da Ace

    My tits are 100% all natural...so this doe not pertain to me....moving on-->

  • Trace da Ace

    soon....very soon....

  • onelove

    me either!!! 100%....

  • Ghetto Real Name
  • Cannelle
  • MsAmour22

    And therein lies another significant problem, not only one major surgery but two major surgery's as you've suggested. Do you know how traumatic surgery is for the human body? You are aware that surgery creates significant scar tissue that can create huge soft tissue & bony structure misalignments throughout the entire body, can compromise organ structures/vessels & make one more susceptible to injuries, major chronic pain etc. & thus likely to receive more surgeries because of this....a downhill domino effect ?? Surgery should be performed when only absolutely necessary. Cosmetic surgery is taken way too lightly & it's out of control in this day & age.

  • MsAmour22

    Exactly!

  • Look@m3
  • SpiceGirl

    https://media0.giphy.com/media/eKJTKcMKZimo71xKim/giphy.gif
    As I work in this field...it's nice to hear other folks

  • Look@m3

    I follow some page on IG where they are housed after their surgery in Dominican and man...….bodies roll thru there like its a fing conveyer belt. After I watched the surgen in Atlanta talk about her consultation with a flight attendant who has a route to and from the Dominican and mentioned how many bodies are on the flight back to the US because of people getting surgery in the Dominican, my heart just sank. It was then I knew I was not built for the fake-body lifestyle so Ill keep researching Coolsculpting ....

    https://media3.giphy.com/media/MAuWrdeq1SBivoVVdr/giphy-downsized-medium.gif

  • http://welfareinfo.org angrysolo

    If it caint be fixed in a gym or through diet..NO

    It’s difficult enough getting them not to leave gloves, instruments, sponges and the like inside your body with necessary surgeries ...

    These elective surgeries are getting too too commonplace.

  • Treasuremee

    When they say "Don't panic", that's when you panic.

  • http://welfareinfo.org angrysolo

    I remember watching a surgeon on facebook live performing liposuction on a patient (who was lucid) answering questions and communicating with viewers themselves.

    not even through a nurse. just a propped up phone and looking like he was basting a thicc turkey

  • http://welfareinfo.org angrysolo

    Run and run fast

  • http://welfareinfo.org angrysolo

    they might have serial numbers

  • Gloria

    But cosmetic surgery isn’t taken lightly. Breast implants are one of the most studied medical devices in the U.S, hence why the recall was for a type of implant used OUTSIDE the US, but I guess you didn’t read that part. Furthermore, rejection of a breast implant is rare. So I stand by my statement. Everything has risks and it is important that women are well educated in those risks before making any medical decision. Abortions are invasive and many women get multiple abortions. Just like breast implants, that is “optional.” So idk what you’re point is. A woman can and should be able to do whatever the fuck she wants with her body. Period.

  • Look@m3

    You got to be kidding me...
    Listen I don't know what psychological issues these surgeons have. I aint got time for you to be rapping to Cardi B while I am laying on the table and you video taping your self. I don't know if you drinking before you come to work.....I just thank God I seriously do not have to undergo any surgery and pray I never have to for anything serious. I just think people crazy and that includes doctors!

  • http://welfareinfo.org angrysolo

    HA. that reminds me of ANOTHER, lookie here https://www.insideedition.com/media/videos/suspended-georgia-dancing-doctor-defends-her-controversial-moves-43986

    this thing got to me for MONTHS watching her jig to “Cut It” while disfiguring these po ladies

  • J2PC

    They are looking to keep profiting off of the low self-esteem of patients. Then, again it could be their way of not wanting to be sued & having to remove those implants for free.

  • J2PC

    ...but remove those fake man-made things first.

  • MrsSpice1

    All women do not get surgery for men!!!! Some women need it because they have very very small breast or they breast that probably shaped different or not appealing to them!!! Some women want it after loosing their breast or couldve been accident and lost one boob...theres many reason women do that other then just vanity purposes. Dont be so closed minded ?! I dont care for fake breast but many women have their personal reasons why they choose it and it aint always for some dude or simple bs likw just have a bigger chest!

  • J2PC

    All too commonplace because it's all about the profit margin (greed) at the expense of risking people lives or health.

  • Look@m3

    THat is the nut I was referencing about......she wasn't even a surgeon she was a Dermatologist. See people crazy!

  • MsAmour22

    You're absolutely right, a woman should be able to do anything to her body, f*ck the consequences, they're insignificant periodt ??????

  • OvertheMississippi

    An old, white male OBGYN tried to strong arm me into getting the Mirana IUD when I simply wanted a hysterectomy. I said, “I don’t want to walk around with a foreign object in my body!” His response, “It’s not a foreign object!” Had an attitude. I told him if I wasn’t born with it and it wasn’t required for my survival that he could keep it! I found a male, black OBGYN right across the street. His first question, “What do you want?” “HYSTERECTOMY!” Six months later, uterus was gone! Best decision I ever made. Suffered since 8th grade with debilitating cramps...endometriosis.

  • NewNew

    I lived my IUD. Best birth control ever, but to each his/her own.

  • MsAmour22

    Right ??!

  • OvertheMississippi

    I had two friends who’d had the IUD: one loved hers and the other one almost died! I wasn’t willing to roll the dice.

  • Hazel

    Next up...butt implants and botox

  • Kayke

    How long have you been uterus free and how has it been? Any adverse effects? Hormonal issues? Hair loss (happened to my aunt)? Etc....

  • OvertheMississippi

    Since April 2013!!!! Went back to work after just four weeks. It was done laparoscopically through my navel and two other small incisions. I haven’t had a single adverse effect or need for hormone therapy because I still have my ovaries. My uterus was a misshaped mess when he removed it.

  • ShelbyMoore

    Thanks sis. I don't have to respond. Teehee

  • ShelbyMoore

    Every reason you have named are VANITY based....so my original comments remains the same. Byeeeee

  • NewNew

    Yup, make the decision that's right for you. ??

  • 2gr8ful

    “If you had breast implants surgery in a foreign country, you should consult with your physician or health care provider for instructions on what to do next...”

    Good luck trying to find a US Board plastic surgeon willing to correct what a foreign doctor did or even trying to diagnose the complications. A lot of them do not want the liability and will tell patients to go to the E.R. Going the cheap route is not worth it...::

  • 2gr8ful

    So true, my best friend just got them she had a double mastectomy after she was done with her treatments. Her doctor was highly recommended and many of her patients are cancer survivors so their insurance paid. Not everyone that gets breast implants does it for a man. These women are alive and breathing and if that is what they want to do great for them.

  • TheRealTW

    I need one too :' (

  • TheRealTW

    Unless these women are deformed I don't understand why they get breast implants. I got natural N cups and I assure you they are a nightmare.

  • TheRealTW

    How is wanting implants cuz one boob is B cup while the other is DD cup vanity.

    Sometimes surgeons have to insert implants after breast reduction surgery so you won't have "empty socks" on your chest. Let me see how you feel walking around deformed.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    LOVE that gif!!