PIP implant

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.
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And Amanda Carter, 47, of the Official PIP Implant Campaign, was among victims whose papers went to an old address - which could lead to embarrassment and gossip.
When she heard " about the PIP implant scandal, Miss Archer had hers removed - but one had already ruptured.
"While independent consultants and many reputable groups were able to easily contact their patients during the PIP implant crisis, the scandal shone a light on shoddy record-keeping from many corners of the sector.
Isabelle Traeger, who received a PIP implant, said she did not believe four years was a sufficient sentence for Mas.
"When the PIP implant scandal broke, I called the clinic in a panic only to be told that I did have those implants."
Since most women had implants for cosmetic reasons through private clinics, with fewer using the NHS for reconstruction after mastectomy, the UK decision to pay for removal did not cover most PIP implant removals.
They said that if a PIP implant does rupture, it has been found to cause local reactions in a small proportion of women, which can result in symptoms such as tenderness or swollen lymph glands.
But she's been told she could have toxic silicone in her body for life as the content of a ruptured PIP implant has leaked into her lymph nodes.
According to the woman, she had been promised an Allergan implant, but instead, she got an M-implant which has exactly the same type code as the PIP implant. On the Internet, the code leads directly to the site of the PIP breast implant."I bought a trip through a Finnish clinic.
"This announcement is just a smokescreen and the victims of PIP are angry," said Alexandra Blachere, head of the association of PIP implant users in France.
Summary: PIP implant boss Jean-Claude Mas has reportedly been arrested by French police.