Participating in the Registry

How to Participate in the ABDR

All individuals having breast device surgery (insertion and removal of implants) in Australia are eligible for inclusion in the registry.

Plastic and reconstruction, cosmetic and general breast surgeons contributing information to the ABDR are promoting long-term patient safety and best surgical practice.  If your surgeon is already contributing to the ABDR, you will automatically be included in the registry. Your surgeon will discuss the registry with you prior to surgery and provide you with a copy of the ABDR Patient Leaflet.

Participating in the registry is easy and requires very little effort. After surgery you will receive a more detailed Patient Explanatory Statement in the post. If you would like to receive a copy of this statement prior to deciding to participate in the registry or would like to receive this by email rather than post, please let us know on (03) 9903 0205 or email

We hope to contact you 12 months after the surgery and ask you to answer a few short questions about the look and feel of your implants. The short questionnaire is completely voluntary.

You are free to withdraw from the registry at any time.