Rita Kappel wrote her thesis on the development of the primate cerebellum, giving her insight into neuroanatomy. Then next became a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon and ultimately added a certification in preventive healthcare. All these three qualifications relate to different aspects of “Silicone Gel bleed Disease” and together have made it possible to do research on it. This disease affects many women around the world. Apart from the abovementioned study, she has authored or co-authored for four other scientific studies on this subject. She is the Director of the Dr. Kappel Institute in Netherlands.