PIP implant

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PIP implant

Poly Implant Prothese implant. A breast implant manufactured in France, which caused a considerable scandal when it was revealed that the PIP had used industrial-, not medical-, grade silicone to fill the implants, leading to a 5% rupture rate (vs the 1% rate which is typical of medical silicone-filled implants). The NHS and private clinics who put them in 40,000 women in the UK offered to remove them for free.