On Thursday 4 July 2019, an international meeting on breast implants took place in Amsterdam. The meeting was initiated by the Dutch Minister of Medical Care and was organised by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport in collaboration with the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). The meeting gave a diverse group of more than 100 stakeholders, including clinicians, academic researchers, regulators, policy makers, industrial experts and patients a platform to share knowledge about health complaints of women with breast implants. The aim was to provide an update on available information on health (side) effects and to discuss opportunities and plans for new research on breast implants and potential health effects. The meeting had an open atmosphere and the interaction between speakers and audience was animated and respectful.