Updated trends of breast implant surgeries: An Israeli analysis

Yoad Govrin-Yehudain*, Eran Hadad, Lior Heller

*Corresponding author for this work

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Introduction: Breast augmentation remains one of the most prevalent procedures in plastic surgery. While most patients experience high satisfaction with the outcomes, a subset may encounter various complications or dissatisfaction with achieved results necessitating subsequent surgical intervention including implant removal or exchange. Materials and Methods: We collected information from three pivotal private medical centers in Israel where a considerable number of breast surgeries are performed. We examined the number of breast augmentations, implant exchange and implant removal surgeries with or without breast lift that were performed on a biannual basis for each center for the period 2018-2022. Trends in surgery types were analyzed and compared to registries in other countries. Results: Between the years 2018 and 2022, 20,075 surgeries were done in three main private medical centers in Israel. Data show a gradual increase in implant removal surgeries from 2018 (n = 80, 2.9%) to 2019 (n = 269, 9.9%), followed by a significant increase in 2020 (n = 1436, 27.3%), and a gradual decline between 2021 (n = 1019, 22.8%) and 2022 (n = 916, 18.5%). The overall number of breast implant insertion procedures (breast augmentation procedures and exchange procedures) was 2659 in 2018 (97%), 2424 in 2019 (90.0%), 3816 in 2020 (72.6%), 3437 in 2021 (77.1%), and 4019 in 2022 (81.4%). We present updated trends in breast implant surgeries in Israel. 2020 was a key year in which the rate of explantations was the highest, and the percentage rate of implantations was the lowest and a year in which the trend changed. These patterns partly align with trends seen in other countries worldwide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517-523
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
StatePublished - Jan 2024


  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast implant exchange
  • Breast implant illness (BII)
  • Breast implant removal
  • Breast implant trends
  • Silicone breast implant


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