Journal article

Breast Implant Selection: Consensus Recommendations Using a Modified Delphi Method

Mark R Magnusson, Tony Connell, Michael Miroshnik, Craig Layt, Mark Ashton, Anand K Deva, Hamish Farrow, Janek Januszkiewicz

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019


Background: Geographical differences in breast implant selection approaches exist, and clinical data to guide the process are limited. Developing knowledge of implant-related risk factors further complicates the process. This analysis aimed to establish expert consensus on considerations for breast implant selection in Australia and New Zealand based on practice patterns in those countries. Methods: A modified Delphi method was used to gain consensus from experts in breast augmentation surgery in Australia and New Zealand. Panelists anonymously completed an initial questionnaire on current considerations in implant selection, discussed a summary of their responses in a live meeting, and comp..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by Allergan plc, Dublin, Ireland. Writing and editorial support was provided to the authors by Linda Romagnano, PhD, of Peloton Advantage, LLC, an OPEN Health Company. Parsippany, New Jersey, and was funded by Allergan plc. Neither honoraria nor other forms of payment were made for authorship.