Establishment Labs Celebrates 10 Years of Motiva Safety Data

  • Findings Show Less Than 1% Device Related Complications

  • Nearly 1.3 Million Implants Placed Worldwide

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Establishment Labs Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: ESTA), a medical technology company focused on women’s health, initially in the breast aesthetics and reconstruction market, is today announcing its latest clinical data demonstrating 10 years of outstanding safety outcomes reported in women who have received the Company’s Motiva® silicone breast implants.

At today’s virtual symposium “Motiva: A Decade of Contributions to Women’s Health,” the Company will present 10-year post-market surveillance data demonstrating an unmatched device-related complication rate of less than 1% for the key safety endpoints of capsular contracture and implant rupture, with nearly 1.3 million breast implants placed worldwide outside of the United States. These rates are consistent with data reported in the Company’s patient registry of more than 145,000 patients, as well as studies reported in peer-reviewed publications.1 There have been no cases of BIA-ALCL reported with Motiva Implants®.

Also at the symposium, plastic surgeons with extensive global experience using the Company’s Motiva Implants will discuss their own results. “In 428 primary and revision breast augmentations over the last six years, the complication rate for my patients receiving Motiva is 0.3%,” said Dr. Giovanni Botti, an independent plastic surgeon and clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Padua, and author of the medical text Aesthetic Mammaplasties. “Importantly, my patients see more natural results in terms of softness, comfort and ergonomy with their Motiva Ergonomix® implants.”

“These 10-year findings are another validation of the rigorous science and engineering behind the strong safety profile of our Motiva Implants,” said Juan José Chacón-Quirós, Chief Executive Officer of Establishment Labs. “The placement of nearly 1.3 million Motiva Implants in over 80 countries, along with positive real-world data sets, implant registries and independent publications, are evidence of the high degree of confidence plastic surgeons and patients have in Motiva. Establishment Labs has an unwavering commitment to women’s health and well-being, and I want to thank each of our employees who remain united in our vision to transform this industry through science and innovation.”

Data Details
The results presented are post-market surveillance data reported from patients and/or physicians to the Company’s Quality Management System complaint database.2 From October 2010 to September 2020, approximately 1,288,000 Motiva breast implants have been implanted worldwide with fewer than 400 device-related clinical events reported, including capsular contracture and implant rupture. This represents an event rate of approximately 0.03%.

Since 2010, approximately 145,000 women have registered their implants in the MotivaImagine App, a practice that denotes an additional degree of patient awareness of product warranty in case of an adverse event. Through September 2020, 216 registered patients (0.15%) reported a device-related complication that resulted in reoperation.

Since September 2015, approximately 12,500 women have purchased an extended warranty, which provides financial assistance where surgical intervention is required to address complications such as capsular contracture or rupture. Through September 2020, only 90 of these patients (0.73%) required coverage for a reoperation.

Eight peer reviewed publications with Evidence Levels 3 and 4, spanning well-designed case-control or cohort studies, and well-designed controlled trials without randomization, have been published in the major plastic surgery journals about Motiva Implants. These studies have reported device-related complications of between 0% and 1.3%, with patient follow-up ranging from six months to six years.

Symposium Details
Today’s symposium will commence at 2:00 pm Eastern time. To register, please go to After the conclusion of the program, there will be a separate question and answer session for investors and analysts.  A recording of this event will be archived on the company’s website.

About Establishment Labs
Establishment Labs Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: ESTA) is a global medical technology company focused on women’s health, initially in the breast aesthetics and reconstruction market, by designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing an innovative portfolio of silicone gel-filled breast implants, branded as Motiva Implants®, the centerpiece of the MotivaImagine® platform. Motiva Implants® are produced at our two manufacturing sites that are compliant with ISO13485:2016, FDA 21 CFR 820 under the MDSAP program, and are currently commercially available in more than 80 countries through exclusive distributors or the Company’s direct salesforce. In March 2018, Establishment Labs received approval for an investigational device exemption (IDE) from the FDA and initiated the Motiva Implant® clinical trial in the United States in April 2018. In addition to Motiva Implants®, Establishment Labs’ product and technologies portfolio includes the Divina® 3D Simulation System and other products and services. Please visit our website for additional information at  

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Motiva Implants are not yet approved or available in the United States and are investigational devices undergoing an IDE clinical trial. Safety and efficacy has not been established in the U.S.
2 The Company’s Quality Management System database does not contain U.S. IDE trial safety data.


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