How do you prevent BIA-ALCL?
Updated: May 16
Written by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Nima Naghshineh, MD, FACS on July 8th, 2020.
The best prevention (greatest risk reduction) from BIA-ALCL is to either get smooth implants or avoid implants altogether by getting a natural breast augmentation using your own fat. But if you already have texture implants, the most effective way of reducing your risk of BIA-ALCL is to remove the textured implants and replace them with smooth implants or your own fat and possibly to have removal of the capsule or scar tissue surrounding the implants (often referred to as partial or total capsulectomy).
See article on En Bloc Total Capsulectomy.