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Allergan announces worldwide recall of Biocell textured implants

Allergan announced this morning that it is recalling its Biocell textured breast implants and tissue expanders. The move follows increased scrutiny on textured breast implants and their connection to BIA-ALCL, an uncommon lymphoma that can develop around breast implants. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested that Allergan recall specific models of its textured breast implants from the U.S. market due to the risk of BIA-ALCL, and Allergan agreed to voluntarily issue the recall as a precautionary measure.

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The Lumbar Artery Perforator flap

Autologous breast reconstruction is superior compared to implant-based reconstructions.

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UZ Gent

Visiting Fellows

International colleagues from Thailand, India, Japan and Croatia are visiting our department to learn microsurgical procedures. Some of them stay for one week, others even stay for three months to enjoy additional training in microsurgery.

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Highlights of Plastic Surgery - Panama 2019

Dr Stillaert is an invited speaker at the Highlights of Plastic Surgery 2019 in Panama.

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Nose replantation

This patient suffered from a dog bite injury of the nose 8 years ago. I replanted the amputated part with arterial anastomosis. No donor vein could be retrieved and venous congestion was solved with medicinal leeches. She is seen 8 years after the successful replantation.

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IFATS Marseille

The next meeting of IFATS in 2019 is in Marseille, France. More information on www.ifats.org. #ifats2019

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Dr Filip Stillaert

Plastisch en Reconstructief Chirurg

Specialist in lipofilling en borstchirurgie

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