PiPs 'not a major health risk'

PiP breast implants do not cause a long-term health threat but do have a higher rate of rupturing than other implants, according to the NHS Medical Director’s expert group.

PiP breast implants 'not a health risk' despite high rupture rate

by - Consumer Editor

There was good news today for women who were given faulty breast implants filled with non-medical silicone.

A group of NHS experts said the gel inside the PiP Implants was not toxic or cancer-causing, and should not lead to long-term problems.

However, the bad news is that the implants are twice as likely to rupture as other brands.

BAAPS: Women should have the right to opt for PiP implants removal

Despite rigorous testing showing no long-term danger to human health from the individual chemicals in the gel, the fact remains that PIPs are significantly more likely to rupture and leak and, therefore, cause physical reactions in an unacceptable proportion of the patients.

We agree with the report findings that anxiety itself is a form of health risk and thus it is entirely reasonable for women to have the right to opt for removal - regardless of whether there has been rupture.

– The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons


BAAPS: PiP implants should be removed due to proven ruptures

by - Consumer Editor

The report on PiP said the implants have high rupture rates, which the firm always denied.

Cosmetic surgeon group BAPPS said all implants should be removed due to the proven rupture rate. The official findings on breast implants confirms ITV News' findings broadcast in January.

The new report concentrates on the health aspects but campaigners also want a report into regulatory failings.