Published 11 May 2021

Breast implants

National Quality Registry for Breast Implants

Registry category: Surgery and plastic surgery

Certification level: 3

Central personal data controller (CPUA): Västra Götalandsregionen

Breast implants are used for two purposes: reconstruction after the breast has been removed due to cancer, and for enlargement of the breast for aesthetic reasons.

Every year, breast cancer is diagnosed in 8 000 women in Sweden, and about 2 000 women need to undergo removal of the entire breast. The absence of a breast results both in well-documented functional impairment and low health-related quality of life.

Contact information

Find contact information on the registry’s website.

National Quality Registry for Breast Implants


  • Ulrika Forsberg