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Plastic surgery rules rethink

A major review is being launched into cosmetic surgery in Britain following the PIP breast implant scandal. Author, NHS medical director, Sir Bruce Keogh says too many people are unaware that such procedures can have lifelong implications.

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The PIP breast implant scare

  • The PIP breast implant scandal has shone a spotlight on the regulation of the cosmetic surgery industry.
  • Concern grew late last year over the implants, which were made by French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP).
  • The implants were linked to the death of a French woman from a rare form of cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), sparking worries among 47,000 British women who were thought to have had them.

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