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How do you prevent BIA-ALCL?

Updated: Sep 22, 2020

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 to have a complete removal of the capsule or scar tissue surrounding the implants, also known as En Bloc Total Capsulectomy.

See article on En Bloc Total Capsulectomy.

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