As of April 5th 2019, as a precautionary measure, France has banned certain types of breast implants. The ban concerns macro-textured and polyurethane (PU) coated breast implants. These are breast implants with a rough surface. France made this decision because they see indications that breast implants with a rough surface present an increased risk of BIA-ALCL. The Dutch Health and Youth Care Inspectorate asked RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment to assess the scientific substantiation of the French decision.
Interpretation of the French ban on macro-textured and polyurethane coated breast implants PDF | 179.18 KB