I have no financial interest for starting and managing this website, the facts regarding the re-operation rate following breast implant operation, breast augmentation and breast augmentation revision troubled me and need to be made public.

What troubled me is the rate of local complication following breast implant operations that leads to a re-operation and removal of the implants and what is being done to reduce the complications. The primary complications is capsular contracture with other complications including implant malposition and implant wrinkling. Choosing a well qualified doctor can reduce some of these complications- but the primary cause is the implant itself; namely the implant surface.

The majority of breast surgery is elective- I say majority as breast reconstruction is elective but is considered necessary by many. Any elective procedure should deliver the results the consumer (patient) wants- if not, why would they elect to have the surgery?

Women want a solution to the way their breasts look, they elect to have a breast augmentation with implants; but the solution provided has a high rate of re-operation to remove the breast implants with the USA FDA saying in 2011 that up to 20% of implants will need to be removed within 8-10 years. But how many women consider this?

How many women know what capsular contraction is? Capsular contracture is the leading cause of re-operation following a breast augmentation. And there are ways to reduce capsular contracture- selecting a great surgeon is one, the other is selecting the kind of implant used. Polyurethane foam covered silicone gel breast implants have been shown to reduce capsular contracture, have been used for over 40 years and are used around the world today (2011). But nobody talks  these implants and why they are not offered in the USA while they are offered in the U.K., Australia and over 35 other countries.

Part of the education process prior to a breast implant operation should be about the implant used- remember this- remember the word implant. A device is going to be surgically implanted- you need to know about that device and the complication rate associated with the surgery and device.

I want to talk about that.

I have worked in the Plastic Surgery field for close to ten years; I have never been an employee of any breast implant company or any doctor performing breast augmentation. The views I express on this website are my own, I am not paid to promote or disparage any product or any doctor.