Over 22K Registered Breast Implants
The Aesthetic Society announced that Aesthetic One, an app developed through support from Allergan Aesthetics and built by The Aesthetic Society's technology partner ANZU to inform and empower patients and plastic surgeons, has registered over 22,000 breast implants since its launch in December 2021.
Aesthetic One App
The Aesthetic One app is the only implant registration platform available to patients with lifetime, on-demand access to breast implant information and operative summary. The HIPAA-compliant platform also offers a paired app for patients to allow surgeons to share breast implant ID cards, operative summaries, photos and more.
"I use Aesthetic One because of how easy implant registration is. I'm proud to be among the 570-plus physicians who invest in their patients by using Aesthetic One to provide their vital breast implant data," says Nolan Karp, M.D., plastic surgeon, Aesthetic Society member and chair of the Aesthetic One Committee. "Aesthetic One users have registered over 22,000 breast implants— a milestone that keeps patients informed and empowered."
Related: Beauty IQ Institute Launches School of Medical Aesthetics
Creation of Aesthetic One
The app was designed as a direct result of the March 2019 meeting of the FDA General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel discussing the safety and risks of breast implants. The panel listened to members of The Aesthetic Society, patient advocates and manufactures.
The panel discussion discovered a clear need for improved patients monitoring and collection of critical data, crucial steps to keep patients informed to understand risks associated with breast implants.
The Aesthetic One development team worked directly with implant physicians to develop an app that not only addresses concerns about device tracking and patient safety, but also simplifies the registration process for physicians and staff. During focus groups and development meetings, physicians expressed that existing registries are time-consuming, hard to access and fail to empower patients with details of their implants and surgical procedure.
Related: FDA Safety Alert: Cancerous Scar Tissue & Breast Implants
The team also wanted to create a platform that would save the office time and improve data storage and access for the practice. All implants registered with the Aesthetic One app are stored in a digital library permanently accessible to the physician and patient, empowering both with on-demand access to critical data.