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Breast implant hub

26 September 2019

NEW: 26 September 2019 - The TGA has completed the review of breast implants and tissue expanders. Read the update.

This information hub aims to help the Australian public find information and support related to breast implants. This hub will be updated when new information arises to ensure content is current and relevant for consumers and health practitioners.

The TGA continues to monitor the safety and performance of breast implants and urges patients and health professionals to report any problems associated with these devices to the TGA.

If you are considering breast implants, read our page that covers things you should know before undergoing the procedure.

Breast implants overview

General information about breast implants. 

Risks and benefits

No medical device is 100% safe. Learn about the risks and benefits associated with breast implants.

Breast implant associated cancer

Information on diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).

Reporting problems

Information on how you can report problems related to medical devices including breast implants.

Getting help

Information about where you can go to for help if you have concerns.

TGA actions

Information about the TGA’s actions related to breast implants.

International actions

Information about our international counterparts’ actions related to breast implants.

Australia Breast Device Registry (ABDR)

The ABDR is the central repository of data for all breast device issues, including BIA-ALCL.