Textured implants

In 2018 it was revealed that textured implants (with a rough surface) were at risk for ALCL (cancer of the immune system)

That is why a large part of these implants was taken off the market in 2019 and they did not receive a new CE mark:


  • McGhan BioDimensional Silicone-Filled Biocell Textured Breast Implants
  • McGhan Magna-Site Tissue Expander
  • McGhan Style 134 Croissant Shaped Tissue Expander
  • Natrelle 133 Plus Issue Expanders
  • Natrelle 133 Tissue Expanders with and without suture tabs
  • Natrelle 410 Highly Cohesive Anatomically Shaped Silicone-Filled Breast Implants
  • Natrelle Inspira Silicone-Filled Breast Implants
  • Natrelle Saline Breast Implants
  • Natrelle Silicone-Filled Breast Implants
  • Style 133 Biospan Tissue Expander


Scientific research

Risk of breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) in a cohort of 3546 women prospectively followed long term after reconstruction with textured breast implants 2020 >>

Soft Textured Implants: Roughness, Friction, and the Complications 2020 >>

In vivo damage study of different textured breast implants 2020 >>

Capsular contracture around silicone miniimplants following bacterial contamination: an in vivo comparative experimental study between textured and polyurethane implants 2020 >>

Risk of breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) in a cohort of 3546 women prospectively followed long term after reconstruction with textured breast implants 2020 >>

Breast implant surface texture impacts host tissue response 2018 >>

Physico-chemical characteristics of coated silicone textured versus smooth breast implants differentially influence breast-derived fibroblast morphology and behaviour 2014 >>

Type IV hypersensitivity to a textured silicone breast implant 2012 >>