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Breast Implant Research

Capsular contracture or hardening of tissue around breast implants is the commonest long term complication following use of breast implants and is the commonest reason for re-operation.

Capsular contracture or hardening of tissue around breast implants is the commonest long term complication following use of breast implants and is the commonest reason for re-operation. Professor Deva heads a world leading research group that has shown that contamination of breast implants by bacteria is the major cause of capsular contracture.

He has published a 14-point safety plan to reduce the risk of contamination and lectures around the world teaching other surgeons how to improve outcomes following breast implant surgery.

By choosing integrated, you will benefit from having the leader in breast implant safety perform your procedure. We pla1.ce patient safety above everything else.

All procedures are performed in accredited day surgery or private hospitals with full anaesthetic backup.

We use the highest quality implants which carry a life-time warranty

We also recommend yearly follow up once implants are in to monitor outcomes and keep you safe.

Electron microscopy showing bacteria growing on the surface of a breast implant. Using the Deva/Adams 14 point plant reduces the risk of contamination and can lower the risk of capsular contracture.

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Bacteria on the surface of a breast implant

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Publications relating to breast implants and safety.

  • Hu H, Vickery K, Deva A.K., Chronic biofilm infection in breast implants is associated with an increased T cell lymphocytic infiltrate -implications for breast implant associated lymphoma PRS in press
  • Jacombs A., Hu H., Deva A.K., Wessels W.L.F., Bradshaw D., Vickery K In vitro and in vivo investigation of the influence of implant surface on the formation of bacterial biofilm in mammary implants Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery2014; 133(4) : 471e-480e
  • Vickery, K., Hu H., Jacombs A.S., Bradshaw D.A., Deva A.K. A review of bacterial biofilms and their role in device associated infection Healthcare infection2013: 18(2) : 61-66
  • Deva A.K., Adam W.P Jr., Vickery K., The role of bacterial biofilms in device associated infection Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery2013; 132(5):1319-1328
  • Vickery K, Hu H, Jacombs AS, Bradshaw DA, Deva A.K. A review of bacterial biofilms and their role in device-associated infection Healthcare Infection2013:18B;61-66
  • Jacombs A, Allan J, Hu H, Valente PM, Wessels W, Deva A.K., Vickery K. The use of antibiotic impregnated mesh reduces the formation of biofilm-induced capsular contracture in the porcine model. Aesthetic Surg J;2012: Accepted 27.1.2012.

Breast Implant Research