Information for the public
There is evidence that this procedure works in the short‑term. It has some complications, that mostly happen shortly after the implant is put in and get better by themselves. But sometimes the implant needs to be removed. This procedure should only be used if extra care is taken to explain the risks and extra steps are put in place to record and review what happens.
Your health professional should fully explain what is involved in having this procedure and discuss the possible benefits and risks with you. In particular, they should explain the possible complications. You should also be told how to find more information about the procedure. You should only be asked if you want this procedure after having this discussion. Your health professional should ask you if details of your procedure can be collected.