PiP implants have higher rupture rate

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.

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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.