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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Weight Loss Excess Skin Your Reconstruction Program – Weight Loss and Excess Skin Procedures Planning April 29, 2019 - For many patients, getting to the point of undergoing plastic surgery is not an easy process or journey. In a lot of cases there is massive weight loss (MWL), pregnancy and childbirth, or years of thinking about it before it actually happens. Losing weight is a massive undertaking and a big step forward in the process, but it’s the plastic surgery that can be the most emotional. Dr Craig Layt, Plastic Surgeon based on the Gold Coast, QLD and Ballina in Northern NSW says it’s important patients recognise they are often not just looking at one plastic surgery procedure (which can in itself be daunting), but should be looked at as a total Reconstruction Program – Weight Loss Excess Skin, that may have a few stages. Stage 1 – Losing weight, or getting healthy For most of us, losing weight is not so easy. In fact, I know one lady who says she’s been on over 200 different diets and has tried to lose weight at least as many times in the last 20 years. I know myself, I’ve probably tried at least ten different diets, and my weight is constantly fluctuating to this day. But for those who do […]
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Motiva Implants Active Woman Motiva Implants for the Active Woman, with Dr Andrew Greensmith February 22, 2019 - We chatted with Dr Andrew Greensmith, Specialist Plastic Surgeon at Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery  about Motiva implants.  We wanted to chat to him about why he chooses to use Motiva implants and what makes them stand out from the others. Motiva Implants are said to achieve a more natural looking breast and are leading the way when it comes to implant safety. Not only that they cater to the rise of more active women – Motiva Implants are able to work with a woman’s body when they are at the gym or doing any activity they love to do. It’s all explained here… Motiva Implants Active Woman… #AASPW2019 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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The Inframammary Fold – Avoiding the Double Bubble, with Dr Michael Miroshnik January 16, 2019 - The “double bubble” is one of the more common problems in breast augmentation patients and while it definitely occurs more often in patients attending less qualified and experienced surgeons, it is an issue that can potentially affect any breast augmentation patient, even with the best of surgeons. Dr Michael Miroshnik, Specialist Plastic Surgeon based in Sydney, is known by his peers and patients as being a leader in surgical techniques and has a loyal following of patients. He spoke at the Breast Masters Symposium at the end of 2018 about The Inframammary Fold and how it can affect a patient’s outcome. Dr Miroshnik shared his symposium talk with us and gave us some insight on how surgeons can avoid undesirable patient outcomes. What is the Inframammary Fold? The Inframammary Fold (IMF) is also known as the inframammary crease and is the natural boundary of the breast underneath, so the point where the breast and the chest meet. Dr Miroshnik says the IMF is the key to defining the lower pole of the breast and it’s important for a surgeon to know when and how much you can lower the fold to create the desired shape of a breast augmentation. Each […]
Minimising Breast Implant Risks and Complications with Dr Terrence Scamp December 20, 2018 - Dr Terrence Scamp did my breast reduction in 2011 and I’ve never looked back. It was a procedure that completely changed my life. I caught up with Dr Scamp to talk about breast augmentation and minimising risks and complications with breast implant surgery and the role that Motiva Implants is playing in helping to do that. This is a must-listen for any woman looking at breast implants. 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.
Dr Phil Richardson tells us why he loves Motiva Implants December 7, 2018 - Today you get to enjoy a facebook live with Dr Phil Richardson, Specialist Plastic Surgeon from Brisbane Plastic Surgery. He gives us the information on Motiva implants, why he uses them, what it is he loves about them, and why they are next-generation. 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.
The BRAS (Breast Review After Surgery) Initiative – Breast Implant Checks December 3, 2018 - I had the pleasure of catching up with Keren from Brisbane Plastic Surgery, home to Plastic Surgeon Dr Philip Richardson, about an awesome new initiative they are leading called BRAS – Breast Review After Surgery. This absolutely amazing initiative is about women taking ownership of the health of their breasts and implants and having regular checks to ensure they are of optimum health. Specifically for women with implants, BRAS will help women with implants to check if they have any issues with them such as capsular contracture, double bubble, rippling, leakage and anything else. This is such a needed service, and I’m really excited and happy it’s available to any woman who can get themselves along to one of the BRAS clinics, both in Brisbane, details below. Clinics for BRAS appointments: Brisbane Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Unit 9, Level 1, 33 Racecourse Road, Hamilton QLD 4006 07 3268 3774 North Lakes Specialist Medical Centre Suite 507, 6 North Lakes Drive North Lakes 4509 07 3268 3774 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 […]
Bikini Boobs – the perfect cleavage! December 3, 2018 - I tried on my swimmers yesterday for the first time this summer and spent at least a minute “fixing” my boobs to fit into them and it made me wish I had perky, awesome boobs that looked amazing in bikinis! Straight away I thought of Dr Amira Sanki, Plastic Surgeon in Sydney, who does some amazing breast augmentations and thought I’d ask her what makes the perfect “bikini boobs” – the perfect cleavage! All of us want to feel comfortable in our bodies, especially when we’re more exposed wearing our swimmers or bikinis. With the Australian lifestyle and culture going to the beach or spending the summers by the pool is almost a given, but for those women not happy with their breasts it can be more about covering up, especially for women after pregnancy and childbirth where their breasts are left feeling empty, deflated, sagging or flat. A breast augmentation, lift, reduction or reconstruction can improve or completely transform a woman’s confidence. Dr Sanki says, “The active lifestyles most of us have here in Australia leaves little room for wearing uncomfortable bras and clothing to help support sagging breasts. Breast lift and breast lift with implants are able to […]

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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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