Woman gets money back for breast operation because she paid on credit card

The woman had implants like these removed on the NHS in October Credit: ITV

A woman who was given PIP breast implants that ruptured has recouped the full cost of the surgery from her credit card company.

She said Lloyds TSB refunded her £3,700 on the grounds that she was sold faulty goods.

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons said the move should offer a "ray of hope" to other patients with PIP implants.

The woman, a hairdresser in her 40s from the Midlands said the credit card company were "wonderful" and stressed that she only had to fill in one form.