Plastic surgeon: 'We really need to protect the public'
Max Murison, a consultant plastic surgeon in South Wales, said that "we see people on a regular basis, probably monthly, where something terrible has gone wrong", as treatment has been done incorrectly, they have gone to someone not adequately trained, or tried to administer a product themselves.
He told our Correspondent Carl Edwards "these things can cause a lot of long-term harm, and we really need to protect the public."
The Welsh Health Minister has effectively told MPs on the Commons Health Committee to back off. Lesley Griffiths was responding to their criticism of the Welsh Government's policy of replacing PIP implants. She said,
Health is a devolved matter, and my response to the PIP issue has been based entirely on what is best for women in Wales needing help from the health service in Wales. I note with interest the contents of today's report but the UK government has no jurisdiction over health in Wales.
The Welsh Government has issued new advice to women who have had PIP breast implants. They say patients should now speak to their GP or surgeon whenever they underwent surgery, because of fears about the quality of silicon gell used. The problem was thought to only affect implants used since 2001.