Aesthetic Breast Surgery Updates

On this page you can find the latest updates relating to aesthetic breast surgery


The FDA have released a statement on breast implants following their recent public advisory committee meeting held in March 2019.  This is available here for information.

There are a growing number of women who believe that they have a condition, which they have called Breast Implant Illness.  This condition consists of a very broad range of non-specific symptoms such as hair loss, brain fog, general fatigue, fibromyalgia, ME, irritable bowel syndrome, skin conditions, lupus, rheumatoid, SLE, Reynaud’s. 

 A review of the evidence has been provided by Floyd and Miranda on behalf of BAAPS and example literature abstracts are also available


The ABS issued updated advice to surgeons regarding Allergan Breast Implants on the 21st December 2018.  To read the advice please click here


ABS members will be aware that the CE mark for Allergan Biocell textured implants has recently not been reinstated.  A sample letter [updated November 2019] is available, which members may wish to use when responding to patients, who have implants in situ, to give them further information.

ABS, BAPRAS and the British Society of Breast Radiology have collaborated to produce these guidelines to help surgeons manage patients before and after aesthetic breast procedure.  The guidance is based on review of published evidence and, where this is available, a consensus between imaging and surgical specialists.  The guidance pertains to all aspects of aesthetic surgery.

To view the guidance please click here