We are aware Allergan have stopped selling textured breast implants and tissue expanders and intend to withdraw remaining supply in European markets.
There is currently no evidence of an increased risk to patients and there is no need for people who have Allergan breast implants to get them removed or have any additional clinical follow-up.
We are monitoring the situation closely and will provide updates as necessary.
If you have any questions about your implants, please speak to your implanting surgeon or clinic.
The CE certificate for textured breast implants and tissue expanders manufactured by Allergan expired as of 16 December.
Allergan are working with their notified body GMED, based in France, to resolve the issue. In the interim, they have stopped selling textured breast implants and tissue expanders and intend to withdraw any remaining supply in European markets.
MHRA is acting as lead co-ordinator to make sure Allergan takes a consistent EU-wide approach.
We encourage anyone, patient, carer or healthcare professional, who is aware of a complication or adverse event associated with a medical device, to report to us via the Yellow Card scheme.