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Biodurability of poly implant prothèse (PIP) breast implants: a prospective analysis of 1028 prostheses in 514 patients

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posted on 2022-12-05, 15:29 authored by Richard M. Thomson, Samuel E. Healy, Mohammed Haj Basheer, Keith Morris, I.S. Whitaker

 Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) was a company that manufactured substandard breast implants using cheaper non-medical grade silicon. Around 40,000 women in the UK are thought to have PIP implants inserted(1). The advice for Women in Wales is: seek clinical advice prior to requesting routine removal. If there is clinical need, the National Health Service (NHS) in Wales funds removal and replacement of PIP breast implants inserted privately. This is in contrast to NHS in England where only PIP implants placed on the NHS are replaced 


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Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery




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Thomson, R.M., Healy, S.E., Basheer, M.H., Morris, K. and Whitaker, I.S. (2018) 'Biodurability of Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) breast implants: A prospective analysis of 1028 prostheses in 514 patients', Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, 71(6), pp.953-955.

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