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- 7,098 women who had their PiP implants put in privately have been referred to a specialist on the NHS.
- 4,349 scans have been done.
- 490 women have decided to have their implants removed on the NHS.
PiP implants have a higher rate of rupture than other brands, The NHS Medical Director’s expert group have reported.
The rate of rupture is between 6 and 12% after five years and rises to 15 to 30% after 10 years. This compares to 10 to 14% after 10 years with other brands of implants.
PIP breast implants are not toxic and do not cause any long-term threat to health, the NHS Medical Director's expert group has found.