Evolving Trends in Breast-Implant-Based Procedures in Israel: A National Survey

Dafna Shilo Yaacobi, Tal Shachar, Asaf Olshinka, Alex Lvovsky, Avraham Amir, Dean Ad-El, Andrew E. Grush, Sagit Meshulam-Derazon

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Rare reports linking textured breast implants to anaplastic large-cell lymphoma have generated controversies regarding their relative advantage over smooth implants. To evaluate trends in implant use in Israel, we sent a seven-item questionnaire to all active board-certified breast plastic surgeons in the country. About half responded. Approximately 60% of responders reported a moderate-To-considerable decrease in both the relative number of augmentation mammoplasty procedures and the use of implants during mastopexies in the last year. Nearly 40% had switched from textured to smooth implants to some extent. More than 40% still used textured implants for aesthetic procedures, and reconstructive procedures. Surgeons with more experience demonstrated a greater preference for smooth implants. The uncertainty regarding the safety of textured breast implants has led to a partial transition to the use of smoother implants and, importantly, to a general reduction in all breast-implant-based procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-93
Number of pages5
JournalSeminars in Plastic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 May 2022

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  • breast implants
  • lymphoma
  • smooth implants
  • textured implants


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