What is ALCL?

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

TRANSCRIPT: So breast implant-associated ALCL is a very rare lymphoma that has been associated with some, but not all, textured breast implants. It’s gained more popular attention recently because of some media outlets that have brought attention to this very rare condition. It’s important to understand that ALCL is not new, we’ve been aware of it for over 20 years. In 2011, it was brought to the direct attention of plastic surgeons and it has been actively studied over the last few years by three different parts of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons which includes the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Plastic Surgery Foundation which is a research arm of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the FDA. It’s very important for patients to understand that this is a very rare condition that is associated with just some breast implants. And it’s even more imperative that patients understand that their plastic surgeon should be a board-certified plastic surgeon who has trained specifically in breast surgery so that they can ensure that they are being provided with the most up-to-date and accurate information about ALCL. I’m Dr. Jeremy Williams, a board-certified plastic surgeon here at Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery. If you’d like to learn more about this particular disease or the opportunity to understand ALCL better we encourage you to call our office at 303-706-1100 or check out our website parkmeadowscosmeticsurgery.com.