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Are Breast Implant Microchips Dangerous?

Dec 7, 2023 | Blog, Breast Augmentation, Breast Augmentation & Lift

Curious about the safety of Breast Implant microchips? We understand—safety is paramount when contemplating Breast Augmentation or Breast Augmentation with Lift. In this blog, we’ll delve into Motiva Qid® Technology, to understand what it is, how it works, and most importantly, are Breast Implant Microchips safe.


What is Motiva Qid® Technology?

Qid® technology, or Q Inside Safety technology, is used in Motiva Breast Implants to provide an extra layer of safety for patients.

Qid® is a microtransponder or ‘microchip’, embedded within Motiva implants. This technology holds comprehensive details about the Breast Implant, including: 

  • Breast Implant Brand
  • Type of implant
  • Breast Implant Size (CCs)
  • Breast Implant Serial Number
  • Location of the Surgery
  • Manufacturing information
  • Surgery date


In the unlikely event of an implant recall or issues with your Breast Implants, this digital record-keeping system proves invaluable. It offers a quick and efficient means of identification, without you needing to find and provide paperwork.

How Does Motiva Qid® Work?

The 12mm micro transponder can be externally scanned using a handheld reader, which will display the implant’s electronic serial number (ESN). This ESN acts as a key to retrieve all of the implant’s details.

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Are Breast Implant Microchips Safe?

Is Qid® Technology Safe?

All Breast Implants go through rigorous testing before coming to market. The safety of Qid® technology is verified by: 

  • The Therapeutic Goods Administration in Australia
  • The European Economic Area. Qid® carries the CE mark on the micro transponder within Motiva implants. This CE mark signifies rigorous testing and adherence to health, safety, and environmental standards.
  • The United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) also cleared it for use in 2004.   

While these microchips introduce advanced safety measures, engaging in open discussions with your Plastic Surgeon is crucial to address any concerns you may have. Whether you’re contemplating Breast Augmentation or have specific worries about a particular type of breast implant, it’s essential to raise any concerns during your consultation.

Always ensure that you have a thorough consultation with a qualified Plastic Surgeon before making any decisions about any procedure.

Benefits of Breast Implant Microchips

Motiva Qid® technology brings a variety of benefits to those seeking breast implants, such as:


The microchip ensures efficient digital record-keeping of details like brand, size, serial number, volume, and surgery information.



Allows for continuous monitoring of implant information, ensuring ongoing patient safety and well-being.



Simplifies planning for Breast Revision Surgery by providing easily accessible details about your current implants.



In the rare case of an implant recall, the micro transponder can be scanned, streamlining the identification process.


Is the QiD® Mircrochip in my Breast Implant safe for MRI

Does an Implant Microchip interfere with MRI

According to Motiva, Qid® technology is compatible with all medical imaging, including MRI. This means that stringent testing has shown that the technology poses no known hazards with MRI imaging.

It may however, create an imaging void during the MRI that can visually obstruct a small area of minor breast tissue near it. If required your specialist may recommend the use of alternative imaging approaches (i.e. ultrasound, mammography) to better see the tissue obstructed by the microchip. For this reason, it is important that you inform your medical examiner about the presence, type and placement of your breast implant(s).



Yes. In fact, your Surgeon will receommend routine mammograms.

During your appointment, let the medical examiner know that your have breast implants, including type and placement. You should also request a diagnostic mammography, rather than a screening mammography.  We recommend clients seek an Accredited mammography provider who specialises in examining patients with Breast Implants.


Do All Motiva Implants have a Microchip?

Do I Need to Have a Microchip in my Motival Implants?

No, Qid®  Microchips are an optional feature in Motiva Implants. As with any element of your Breast Surgery, we recommend discussing any concerns you have about the Qid® technology with your Plastic Surgeon. 



To learn more about Breast Implants and if Motiva Qid® technology is right for you, please connect with our friendly Client Support Team.