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Warning Issued Regarding French Breast Implants



Written by Rupert Kircz| Thursday, 08 April 2010| There are 2 comments

estimated to have been used by as many as 40,000 women in the UK.

The MHRA in the UK and the AFSSAPS in France have launched an investigation following reports that a type of silicone breast implant was tested and contains silicone gel which does not have correct authorisation to be used. The breast implant which is made by the French medical company Poly Implant Prothese is estimated to have been used by as many as 40,000 women in the UK. /p>

warning issued regarding french breast implants
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency did however say that there was no need to panic because there was at present no evidence that they could cause any harm to women. Dr Susanne Ludgate speaking on behalf of the MHRA explained that surgeons should not use these devices for the meantime but should put any stock into quarantine until further notice. She went on to say that anyone who has used the Poly Implant Prothese or who was unsure about what implants they had and was concerned about the situation should contact their cosmetic surgeon for more information.

Mr. Nigel Mercer, the president of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons said that the moment more information was available it would be released. He said that it was important that people realised that only implants from Poly Implant Prothese were under investigation and that there was no evidence whatsoever that the gel they were made from was harmful or that it could leak. The problem with these implants is that recent testing of the gel inside them shows it to be different to the gel which was initially submitted to the relevant health authorities to make it legal for sale.

Poly Implant Prothese breast implants are extremely cheap and The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons warned that the decision to choose breast implants should not be based only on price and that quality should always be the foremost consideration.

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May 01, 2010 @ 21:57
sam said:
I think its an utter disgrace my daughter has just been to see a breast specilist last week with a ruputerd implant. she has been today to see the consultant who did the op and he has told her she will have to pay £4200 to have they removed and replaced. He must of known that they were cheap and nasty when he purchased them so why put womens health at risk and then make them pay again. It's a trip to a solicitor for us on monday morning I will fight for them to be replaced and the money to be refunded
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May 03, 2010 @ 12:41
Amber said:
Good for you Sam, I hope your daughter gets compensated amply.
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