A recent publication in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal has looked at the safety record of Motiva breast implants over a six-year period in two high-volume cosmetic breast surgery centres in Europe.
Amongst over 1000 patients, they found an excellent safety record for some of the key breast implant parameters:
Risk of implant rupture = 0.2% (1 in 500 patients)
Risk of capsular contracture (visible and/or painful tight scar forming around the implant) = 0.4% (1 in 250 patients)
Cases of breast implant associated lymphoma = 0%
Implant displacement = 2.6% (1 in 39 patients).
The risk of implant displacement is always slightly higher using any implant with what is considered a smooth surface. I try to minimise this risk by being especially cautious in the dissection of the pocket for the implant, whilst also using strong, longer-lasting sutures to help secure the tissue that forms the natural fold at the bottom of the breast (the inframammary fold).
Overall, this study is extremely encouraging and supports the data put out from the Motiva manufacturers themselves. I’ll continue to monitor the published data to ensure I continue to recommend the safest breast implants for you.