TGA Approved Implants

It’s a question we are asked on a regular basis, “which breast implants are available in Australia?” So, if you’re considering a breast augmentation with implants you might want to know a little bit about the implants your surgeon is offering, or you may wish to choose a particular implant and see which surgeon offers that brand of implant. When you are wanting implants, you usually think about the size, the shape and the positioning of the implants, the surgeon who will perform the procedure – but do you actually think about where the implant is coming from or what company makes the implants? More importantly, what kind of texturing do they have (if you chose a textured implant) and what type of warranty they provide. Here’s a snapshot of which implants are on offer in Australia.

Mentor

Known as one of the leading implants suppliers, Mentor implants are available in over 70 countries over the world. Mentor were one of the first FDA approved implants.
Currently Mentor implants are very popular in Australia. Part of this is due to their lifetime warranty and also because Mentor implants, based on current research, have some of the lowest rates of ALCL. Offering various types to suit different patients in both round and anatomical and textured and smooth, Mentor branded implants remain the first choice of a large number of Plastic Surgeons.

Motiva

Said to be one of the more natural feeling implants, Motiva have gained momentum recently as a brand to watch in the future. Used in the US for a good ten years, Motiva has now launched a range in Australia. Motiva is the first brand to use “nano-texturing” on their surface along with manufacturing the implant as a monobloc shell. While research is still in it’s early days these techniques may assist in minimising the risk of breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, BIA-ALCL and capsular contracture.

Allergan Natrelle

Another FDA approved implant manufacturer, Allergan is another popular implant company offering various sizes, shapes and types.

Some other implant brands used in Australia include:

  • Silimed
  • Nagor
  • Eurosilicone
  • Polytech

You can also check out more Australian approved implants on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) here.

Surgeons often have their preference as to which implants they use. If you decide you want a particular implant then you might have to shop around to find a surgeon you are happy with who uses those implants. If you’re not sure, and your priority is choosing the right surgeon for you, you might want to ask the ones you consult with, which implants they use and why.

Generally, there are a few differences between the different implants made by different companies. These include:

  • Shell thickness (the outer layer protecting the gel/contents of the implant)
  • Amount of fill inside (this can affect what is known as the “rippling” factor)
  • Cohesiveness (density of fill)
  • Shape (round, teardrop, etc.)
  • Size (B cup, GGG cup, etc.)
  • Fill (saline, silicone or highly cohesive silicone – also known as “gummy bear” implants)
  • Smooth or textured.

If you’d like more information we suggest you ask a qualified Australian Plastic Surgeon at your consult.

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Implants AND Fat Transfer – The Hybrid Procedure November 26, 2018 - Fat transfer has well and truly become a popular option for women wanting to increase their bust size, however fat transfer alone still has limits with regards to the size you can achieve. This is why many women wanting a larger bust but still hoping for a natural looking cleavage are choosing to have implants and fat transfer together to achieve their ideal boobs. This is called a hybrid breast augmentation procedure and Dr Allan Kalus, one of Australia’s fat transfer pioneers and perhaps Australia’s most experienced plastic surgeon when it comes to fat transfer, says more and more women are wanting to combine implants with fat transfer to get the perfect shape and size. A more natural looking enlargement One of the biggest concerns of any woman wanting to increase her bust size is what they will look like at the end of the journey, after they have dropped, fluffled and settled into their final position. Dr Kalus says some women shy away from implants because they’re concerned they will look “fake” or won’t sit the way natural breasts do, but they still want the size able to be achieved through implants. “A hybrid breast augmentation is particularly effective […]
Breast Implants: Am I Potentially Going Too Big? Breast Implants: Am I Potentially Going Too Big? November 16, 2018 - Breast augmentation is still one of the most popular cosmetic procedures around and because top surgeons have been honing their skills for quite some time, there is almost a 100% patient satisfaction rate after surgery. There is, however, one thing that patients always want to know: How big is too big? Research shows that a large percentage of women always regret not going bigger after their breast augmentation procedure, while others feel like they went too big. Size is a tricky thing to get right but it’s always better to err on the side of caution. You can always go bigger if you feel that your breasts are still too small but it’s much more difficult to have a breast reduction after receiving implants. Choosing an Implant Size: The Deciding Factors So how do you know what size implants are right for you? During your consultation, there are several factors that will be considered when determining implant size, including your height, weight, build, lifestyle, skin elasticity and more. There is no exact answer to how big you should go because everyone is different and unique. Reputable clinics such will never rush you through your consultation and will give you all […]
Why your surgeon should attend industry events – Dr Raymond Goh talks about getting better results for his patients October 23, 2018 - Breast Masters 2018 was an extremely informative conference for each and every attendee including those surgeons even with years and years of experience and expertise. There were some important topics discussed such as best practice, best techniques for breast augmentation, patient safety first, getting the best results for patients and so much more. The surgeons and industry personnel attending these conferences are invested in their patients and ensuring they are doing the right thing for them. I had a chat with Dr Raymond Goh, Specialist Plastic Surgeon from Valley Plastic Surgery in Brisbane about how breast augmentation techniques and implants have changed and why it’s important to understand how to implement the right technique for the right patient to get best results. Breast augmentation is more complex than you might think… TrishTrish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is […]
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Dr Pouria Moradi discusses Motiva Breast Implants September 18, 2018 - In this video we had the fantastic opportunity to have a chat with Dr Pouria Moradi Specialist Plastic Surgeon discussing Motiva Implants and plastic surgery procedures that he performs. Dr Moradi’s specialist interests include microsurgical reconstruction and cosmetic surgery, with the majority of his operative time being spent performing these two disciplines. Dr Moradi is one of the few plastic surgeons in Sydney who exclusively performs both microsurgical and cosmetic surgery for the breast and face. Dr Pouria Moradi uses Motiva implants in his practice, and explains to us what they’re about and why he uses them. TrishTrish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.
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Comprehensive Breast Surgery By Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Eddie Cheng August 21, 2018 - As part of our job here at the Hub we’re constantly researching and getting out and meeting new plastic surgeons, most of whom we’ve heard about from happy patients or industry colleagues. Dr Eddie Cheng based in Brisbane QLD is one of these surgeons, and while this FRACS surgeon is fully trained and experienced in all plastic and cosmetic surgeries I chatted to him about why he’s considered one of the best specialist breast surgeons around. Beautiful, natural results Dr Cheng is known for his natural looking results and says he draws from both his reconstructive and cosmetic background to get the most beautiful breasts possible for each patient. “Results are tailored to your physical structure, needs, goals and desires. I work with a supportive team of patient coordinators and plastic surgery nurses, who are highly experienced in managing the complexities of each individual situation.” Dr Cheng is also highly regarded for his ability to listen to and identify what each patient wants and needs and working with them to achieve their own personal goals. He understands that each patient has unique physical characteristics and combines that with his aesthetic eye and technical expertise to ensure each patient reaches their […]
To Lift or Not to Lift when getting an Explant August 13, 2018 - More and more women are opting to have their breast implants removed for various reasons. Many of them are concerned about the shape and size their breasts will be afterwards, and most think they will need a lift at the same time. Sydney Plastic Surgeon, Dr Gavin Sandercoe, is seeing more women than ever requesting breast explants and performs dozens of the procedure each year. We had a chat to him about patient motivations and the processes involved in breast explant surgery, including whether to lift or not to lift when getting an explant. Why have your breast implants removed? There are several reasons why a woman may want to have her implants taken out including: Rupture Leaking Breast implant illness symptoms which can vary hugely from patient to patient but are often reported as sickness; chronic fatigue, back and shoulder pain, cognitive dysfunction (fogginess, memory loss), lowered immunity and subsequent infections among many others Change of mind/lifestyle Ageing Physical pain such as neck, back and shoulder pain. While breast implant illness is still being recognised as a valid condition, it is widely accepted that ruptured implants and in some cases implants that have not yet ruptured but may be […]
Dr Craig Rubinstein from Cosmetic Surgery for Men and Women talks Motiva Implants June 26, 2018 - For those of you who missed Dr Rubinstein’s popular FB Live session we’ve got the video and the transcript here for you – this is one for any woman either thinking of having or who already has breast implants. Implants Background Dr Rubinstein: Okay. Hello. Hi, Trish, how are you? And Tan, and Nadia. Okay. Tonight we’re going to talk about the Motiva implants, which I think are going to be excellent. Hello, Nadia. And I think implants have certainly come a long way since 1961 and 1962. So just a quick question, can everyone hear me speaking? Hello, Fiona. I’m just checking that we can hear. Can we hear? Good, all right. So I want to give a little bit of a background, if I may. The implants were first created in 1961, 1962 by Cronin and Gerow in America. And the original implants was quite a reasonable implant. But then what happened is, they tried to make an implant that was very, very soft and very, very natural. And the problem is, they made them so soft and so natural that they didn’t have any structural integrity, and they ruptured. Implants Evolution They had very liquid silicone that […]
Breast Implants after Babies – Active Living with Motiva Implants June 7, 2018 - Dr Niamh Corduff, specialist plastic surgeon, talks Motiva implants – but this podcast is much more than that. Dr Corduff discuss just about everything you want to know about having breast implants after having babies, including breast implant complications such as capsular contracture, how long after your breast augmentation you can start exercising and so much more. This is one for any woman looking to have a breast augmentation or breast implants. Trish: Good evening, podcasters. I’m here tonight with Dr. Niamh Corduff. She’s a specialist plastic surgeon who practises from the Cosmetic Refinement Clinic in Geelong in Victoria. Today we’re going to have a talk about the Motiva implants and active living and breast implants after babies, so thank you so much for joining us, Dr. Corduff. Dr. Corduff: You’re welcome. Nice to talk to you, too. Trish: Yes, thanks for taking the time. We’ve got a few questions that we’re just going to ask you. I know you’re a real advocate for the Motiva implants, but we’re going to talk more about after babies today, so what’s the most common breast concerns that mothers can be faced with today? Dr. Corduff: Two issues most commonly. One is that […]
Want Breast Implants? The Australian Breast Device Registry helping Australians have Safer Breast Implant Surgery June 6, 2018 - It has recently been reported by News Corp that some Australian women who have travelled overseas to Asia and Mexico for low-cost breast implant surgery may be at a higher risk of a rare form of cancer known as Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). There have been 72 Australian women identified who have developed BIA-ALCL, including three deaths attributed to the rare form of cancer. Some of these women had travelled for the surgery. Specialist Plastic Surgeons in Australia are calling for mandatory input into the Australian Government Department of Health funded Australian Breast Device Registry (ABDR) in order to better track patients and provide early indication of potential issues pertaining to certain breast implants. Both the Australian government and the opposition support this call. However, there is concern that the registry does not include women who have travelled overseas to undergo Breast Augmentation surgery. A study co-ordinated by Australian women into this disease shows that Australian women have the highest incidence of BIA-ALCL in the world. While there is still much to be researched regarding this type of cancer, it is evident only for those women who have received the Textured (not smooth) implants. It should […]
Motiva Implants – why they are fast becoming Australia’s implant of choice, with Dr Steven Liew May 11, 2018 - Dr Liew is one of the most sought after and leading plastic surgeons in Australia. Today I speak with him about the Motiva Implants and why he loves them and chooses to use these next gen implants when performing breast augmentation. Trish: Good Morning podcasters. Well, I’m here today with Dr. Steven Liew. And Dr. Steven Liew is one of Australia’s leading plastic surgeons, and today, he’s the Director of the Shape Clinic in Sydney. And today we’re going to have a talk about the Motiva implants. Our topic is the natural breast with the Motiva Ergonomics Implants. So, welcome, Dr. Liew. Dr. Steven Liew: Thank you for having me, Trish. Trish: Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy day. Dr. Steven Liew: You’re welcome. Trish: So, look, I know Motiva seems to be taking Australia by storm at the moment. Could you tell us, first of all, what are the surgical areas and specialty that you do? Dr. Steven Liew: As a cosmetic plastic surgeon, my main area of focus, is in the breast and face area. Trish: Okay, great. Well, I know that you’re amazing on the face, because you’ve done some amazing […]
Breast Augmentation with Nano Surfaced Implants – a chat with Dr Andrew Broadhurst April 26, 2018 - Motiva Implants have recently come onto the market in Australia and they are taking Oz by storm! Today I had the pleasure of speaking about Breast Augmentation with Nano Surfaced Implants – a chat with Dr Andrew Broadhurst, Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Brisbane. Dr Broadhurst specialises in Breasts and Rhinoplasty. Here he shares with us what he loves the Motiva Nano Surfaced Implants. Trish Hammond: Hey listeners, well I’m here today and I’ve got the pleasure of speaking to Dr. Andrew Broadhurst. Dr. Broadhurst is based in Brisbane at Newstead, and he is the director of enhanced plastic surgery. Welcome, Dr. Broadhurst. Dr Broadhurst: Thank you very much, thank you for having me. Trish Hammond: Yeah, thank you for taking the time out of your busy day, I know how busy you guys get. Today we’re going to just talk about breast augmentation with the new next-gen nano surfaced implants, which is the Motiva implants, which I know that you enjoy using. Before we go on about them, so tell us, what are your surgical specialties, and what’s the things that you love doing, what you’re great at? Dr Broadhurst: All right, I hope I can answer that for you. […]
Megan’s warning to patients to “Do Your Research”, her breast surgery story March 7, 2018 - Trish: Hey everyone, I’m here today on this beautiful warm sunny afternoon, I’m talking with Megan who is based in Western Australia. Now Megan has got a really interesting story because she … Oh actually I’ll let her share it with you, but it’s one of those buyer beware kind of stories. So she’s had a bit of a journey with a couple of plastic surgery procedures. So Megan’s going to share all that with us today and ladies and guys out there having a listen, like really pay attention because this can just happen. You’ve just got to really do your research. So welcome Megan. Megan: Hi, thanks for having me. Trish: No, thanks for coming along, that’s great. I’m so excited. So yeah I had a chat with you earlier on so I kind of know what’s going on, but just tell us a bit about your story. So basically you had a plastic surgery procedure at a really young age? Megan: Yeah so I had asymmetry of my breasts, I had one natural breast that grew nicely and the other that just chose not to. So I originally had surgery when I was 16 to correct it […]
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Dr Terrence Scamp - Motiva Breast Implants Dr Terrence Scamp talks Motiva Implants January 16, 2018 - Trish: Great. Well, I’m here today with one of my favourite plastic surgeons in the whole wide world, and that’s Dr. Terrence Scamp who’s based in Esteem Medi Spa up on the Gold Coast. Dr. Scamp’s been kind enough to have a chat with us today about the next generation new implants that are on the market called the Motiva breast implants. We’ve been getting lots of inquiries from you guys, and often, you ladies out there, so I thought, well, who better to speak to than the boob guy himself, and that’s Dr. Scamp. Thank you so much for joining us today, Dr. Scamp. Dr Terrence S: Hi, Trish, it’s a pleasure. Trish: Oh, lovely. I’m glad. I thought, oh no don’t tell me I’ve lost him. Dr. Scamp, tell us, the Motiva implants, normally we don’t look at what sort of implants we’re having or I know most women that I spoke to don’t generally know what sort of implants they’re having put in. But why is it important for women to know or research which brand of breast implant they’re going to choose? Dr Terrence S: I think there are advantages and disadvantages to implants of different […]
Breastfeeding after Breast Augmentation Breastfeeding after Breast Augmentation December 18, 2017 - One of the more common questions women ask when considering breast augmentation surgery, I sat down with Dr Rohit Kumar to find out more about breastfeeding after breast surgery, why he’s seeing more patients needing revisions and why it’s essential you choose a qualified and experienced surgeon for your procedure. PSH: Can you talk us through why there is a small chance a woman may not be able to breastfeed again after having breast surgeries? Does the skill of the surgeon have any effect on this outcome? Dr Rohit Kumar: When most people have breast surgery, whether that’s breast augmentation or breast reduction, or any form of breast surgery, I guess there’s a small chance that you might actually damage the ducts. If you damage the ducts that supply the nipple areola complex, then there is a small chance that you might not be able to breastfeed. What I normally tell my patients is if you look into the community, approximately a third of the patients will not be able to breastfeed. About a third of patients will be able to breastfeed with assistance, and about a third of patients can breastfeed normally. Realistically, if you look at that group […]
Dropping and Fluffing – What to expect of your breasts post augmentation December 13, 2017 - You might have heard of the term “drop and fluff”. You might not have. Either way, if you are planning to have or have had a breast augmentation you need to know what it is. It’s a term used to describe what your breasts and new breast implants do after a breast augmentation. To tell us more about dropping and fluffing and what to expect of your breasts post augmentation, we spoke to Dr Rohit Kumar, Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon. Completely normal part of breast augmentation recovery After all your planning, anticipation and then actually having the procedure, you’re super excited about checking out your new boobs only to wake up from the anaesthetic and look down and see some overly high-riding boobs that feel super tight as though they might pop out of your chest. Your muscles will feel tight, you will have swelling and you might freak out a little because you think they don’t look at all like you expected. Relax. You’re not alone. There are a few things that need to happen to your new boobs after the actual procedure and it takes time. Firstly, they need to settle into their new home. This happens a few […]
What is Capsular Contracture? Dr Jeremy Hunt explains… November 30, 2017 - It is estimated that approximately 5% of women who have breast implants will develop capsular contracture. About three quarters of these will happen in the first two years after breast augmentation surgery. It can also happen as a result of implant rupture any number of years after the implants are inserted. Dr Jeremy Hunt, Plastic Surgeon from Edgecliff NSW, to help us understand what is capsular contracture and how do we deal with it? What is Capsular Contracture? Capsular contracture is the hardening of the collagen layer that normally forms around a breast implant. All implants will develop a capsule, and the problem is when this capsule becomes thickened and feels firmer – this is capsular contracture. Scar tissue forms a lining around every breast implant; saline or silicone; as a natural reaction to what is a foreign material within the body. This lining is called a capsule, and it is when this capsule of scar tissue contracts and tightens onto the breast implant that capsular contracture occurs. It can be caused from a few triggers such as infection, trauma to the implant, the implant being too big without enough skin to cover it, radiation exposure and other reasons; however, […]
Motiva Breast Implants - Dr Giovanni Botti Motiva Breast Implants – Why are they a good option? November 21, 2017 - Motiva are a breast implant brand with a good reputation and at the forefront of the breast implant industry when it comes to design and producing a variety of breast implant choices for women. Many Australian plastic surgeons prefer Motiva breast implants and I caught up with Dr Giovanni Botti at the recent 40th Annual ASAPS conference to ask him why. Why should women choose Motiva Breast Implants and for which type of patient is it best suited? Dr Giovanni Botti: This kind of new implants is, to me, revolutionary. They are deeply different from any other implant because they are much softer. The consistency is very similar to the one of the breast mound and they move together with the body when the body change its position so the breasts should get a different shape. These implants give this kind of result. Furthermore, they don’t have the common complications of other implants like the macrotexture ones, like double capsules, seroma, or even maybe ALCL, which is a kind of cancer, lymphoma. There are several advantages in choosing this kind of implants. Why is it worth patient’s investing a little more in their implants initially, rather than opting for a […]
Motiva Implants - Dr Niamh Corduff Why researching your brand of implants is important… with Dr Niamh Corduff November 20, 2017 - I caught up with Dr Niamh Corduff at the recent 40th Annual ASAPS conference to chat about a really important topic – Why researching your brand of implants is important. Too many women just have no idea of what they’re putting into their bodies and it’s time there was a greater level of awareness. Watch the video here. Why should women know or research which brand of implant they choose? Dr Niamh Corduff: There’s a lot out there. There’s a lot of science now coming out behind implants and I do think patients now research everything they do about their surgery and it’s important that they … I think it’s good thing that you actually read and have a bit of knowledge before you go in and you see your surgeon so you can have a feeling as to why he’s pushing you towards one implant over another, why he’s suggesting this will be best for you. You need to have some understanding to have that discussion. What is a biocompatible implant and why is it important? Biocompatibility – it’s one of those scientific words. Let’s try and sort of bring it down to simplicity. It’s basically, biocompatible, it’s the […]
Breast Augmentation – Who can you trust to do yours? October 31, 2017 - When you’re looking for a surgeon to do your breast augmentation how do you know if they’re good – the best one for you? Who can you trust to do yours? You’re going to be off to a good start if you choose a fully qualified and trained plastic surgeon. You’ll be ahead of a few more if you choose one who actually specialises in breast surgery. Finally, one who is recognised throughout the Australian and international communities as being a leader in his field gives you the best chance possible to get the results you deserve. Dr Ross Farhadieh from Panthea Clinics in Sydney and Canberra is all of the above, and more. We asked him what women should look for when trying to choose their breast augmentation surgeon. What do you want? Dr Farhadieh says when it comes to any elective surgery you need to put a lot of time and through into deciding what you want. “It is both a personal journey of self-discovery and a search for the options that suit your needs best.” Knowing your surgeon understands exactly what results you want can make a massive difference to your outcome. Also, having a surgeon trained […]
Be breast aware with implants Being Breast Aware with Implants October 13, 2017 - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and hopefully this reminds women of the importance of regularly checking your breasts. But what about if you have implants? Are there any additional considerations to take into account? We referred to Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr Mark McGovern from the VIE Institute on the Sunshine Coast in QLD to give us all the info we might need for being breast aware with implants. Firstly, the recent media spotlight on anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) and implants has highlighted the rarity of the condition with reported incidences in international studies between 1 in 3,000 and 1 in 300,000 women. By comparison, all women have a lifetime risk of developing some type of lymphoma of 1 in 80, and a lifetime risk for breast cancer (cancer of the breast’s glandular cells) of 1 in 8! Dr McGovern says breast implants do not increase your risk of breast cancer. In fact, he says, “Studies show augmented women to have only 43 – 47% of the normal risk for this killer disease. This presumably arises due to augmented ladies having less than half the normal amount of breast tissue, rather than to any protective effect of silicone!” […]
Dr Mark Vucak - Breast Augmentation Breast Augmentation by Dr Mark Vucak October 12, 2017 - There is always a lot of debate on whether to go behind or in front of the muscle with breast implants and most surgeons use both techniques. The problem with placing implants in front of the muscle is that the implant is close to the skin and rippling is quite evident. The skin can also be stretched by placing a implant that is too heavy and the implant subsequently falls down the chest leading to an orange in a sock type of appearance. Generally a sub-glandular pre-pectoral augmentation is promoted by general practitioners and cosmetic surgeons who are not able to access the operating theatre or hospital as this type of placement can be done as rooms procedure with little sedation. A general anaesthetist is required when the implant is placed underneath the muscle as a local anaesthetic is not effective in this situation therefore Plastic Surgeons tend to use a sub-muscular placement more frequently because they have access to the hospital. In the situation where the breast is a little droopy to start with using a sub-pectoral implant placement is not desirable as it tends to ride high and the breast falls away from the implant. Ideally implants placed […]

Trish

Trish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.

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