What Do I Need to Know About ALCL?

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons Serving Denver & Lone Tree, Colorado

Transcript: So, some women will find themselves in the predicament of having read about ALCL and now wondering whether they should have their implants removed. It’s very important to understand that there’s no reason to have breast implants removed unless there’s a diagnosis of ALCL. The diagnosis of ALCL is made either through a late forming fluid accumulation, which typically happens 8 to 10 years after implantation. It’s made by diagnostically testing that fluid or other symptomatic findings such as a mass or other findings in the breast itself. There’s no indication to prophylactically remove breast implants based on the age of the implant or even the concern that there could be ALCL without a diagnosis. I’m Dr. Jeremy Williams, a board-certified plastic surgeon here at Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery. If you have questions about whether your implants should be removed, we’d encourage you to contact our office at 303-706-1100 or via our website parkmeadowscosmeticsurgery.com.