• Biodurability of poly implant prothèse breast implants: a prospective analysis of 1028 prostheses in 514 patients

    One year ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    Poly Implant Prothèse was a company that manufactured substandard breast implants using cheaper non-medical grade silicon. Around 40,000 women in the UK are thought to have PIP implants inserted(1). The advice for Women in Wales is: seek clinical advice prior to requesting routine removal. If there is clinical need, the National Health Service in Wales funds removal and replacement of PIP breast implants inserted privately. This is in contrast to NHS in England where only PIP implants placed on the NHS are replaced.
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