Between 2001 and 2010 about 80,000 Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) implants representing some 40,000 women were sold in the UK. Implants are usually designed to last a minimum of ten years however, the lifespan of PIP implants was averaging at as little as three years.
From about 2006 onwards, concerns began to emerge amongst cosmetic surgeons in the UK regarding the performance of PIP implants. The alarm was originally raised after many patients and surgeons reported premature rupturing.
This guide has been to written with the purpose of assisting you and giving you factual advice and information on breast surgery and PIP implants.
This book will provide you with reassurance and guidance.
Chapters include; Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery of the Breast, Breast Augmentation, Breast Reconstruction Surgery, Breast Reduction Surgery, Breast Lift Surgery, Breast Implant Revision, Breast Implant Facts and Advice Before Surgery, Background and History of PIP Implants, Diagnosing Whether You Have PIP Implants, Your Choices, Removal of Implants, Costs and Legal Support, FAQs.
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