Are you having your breast implants removed?

You can help us to get answers by contributing to our ongoing research initiative

You are invited to participate in a study focusing on adverse events related to breast implants. Adverse events are issues such as capsular contracture, BIA-ALCL, rupture and breast implant illness. The purpose of the study is to better understand the relationship between implants, infection and BIA-ALCL, as well as the association of breast implants and systemic symptoms termed Breast Implant Illness.

Prospective study on breast implant illness and other adverse events related to breast implants

The study is being conducted by Professor Anand Deva of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macqurie University.

Any information or personal details gathered in the course of the study are confidential. No individual will be identified in any publication of the results. All the data will be kept securely in a locked filing cabinet in a locked room at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University.

Only study personnel will have access to the data. A summary of the results of the data can be made available to you on request by contacting either:

Professor Anand Deva,
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences,
2 Technology Pl, Macquarie University, NSW 2109.

Please click here to read the following research Patient Information and Consent Form.

Patient Breast Explant Form




    I agree that I have read and understand the information regarding this BIA-ALCL Study. I agree to participate in this research, knowing that I can withdraw from further participation in the research at any time without consequence.

    Bll Study Documents

    If you have already registered to participate in the BII study and you have not filled out the initial BII Study Questionnaire and consent form, please download the form here and send your completed form to If you have registered for the study, have returned your initial BII Study questionnaire and consent form and have had your explant, you can fill out the follow up questionnaire here to document your experience and symptoms at 3, 6, 12, 18 or 24 months post explant.

    Initial BIIQ V5.0 Final – Fillable – rename to ‘BII Study initial questionnaire and consent form

    BIIQ V5.0 Final Patient Follow-Up – rename to ‘BII Study follow up questionnaire

    You may also be interested in contributing to research focused on the physical, wellbeing, body image and mental health aspects of BII and explanting. Our colleagues at Leeds University are undertaking a research project titled: *Exploring women’s experiences with living with Breast Implant Illness and their explantation.* Contact Georgina Jones ( for more details about participation.