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Breast Augmentation Scotland – Information on Implant Complications and Failure

Breast Augmentation Scotland – Information on Implant Complications and Failure

Breast Augmentation Scotland – Information about silicone breast implants Breast implant failure (rupture/ leak)  Breast implants have a limited lifetime and may not necessarily be in place for life. A number of factors may impact on the longevity of the implants such as the type…

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PIP implant rupture rates – true scale of the controversy

PIP implant rupture rates – true scale of the controversy

A group from Edinburgh have reported on the true scale of PIP implant rupture rates. It is now well accepted that the controversial French PIP breast silicone implants (withdrawn in 2010) are known to have a much high than normal rupture rate. On the 18th June 2012…

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Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma and Breast Implants

Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma and Breast Implants

Over the last year or two, concerns have arisen about the possible association between anaplastic large cell lymphoma and breast implants. This led to an alert issued by the US Drug and Food Administration (FDA) in January 2011 stating that such an association might exist….

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Revision breast augmentation

Revision breast augmentation

1. How often do breast implants need to be changed? Breast augmentation is the most common cosmetic surgical procedure and it is inevitable that some women will require revision breast augmentation at some point. Data from the FDA (the regulator in the USA) suggests that…

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PIP implant removal | replacement | what are my options?

PIP implant removal | replacement | what are my options?

PIP implant removal and replacement – The options? It is quite clear that most patients with PIP breast implants want to have them removed. This follows the recent revelations that the manufacturing company, Poly Implant Prothese (now bankrupt) was using non medical grade silicone and that…

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Breast feeding and implants

Breast feeding and implants

The main concerns that women have about breast feeding and implants are: Do the implants leak silicone compounds into breast milk? And can any silicone that makes its way into breast milk harm my baby? Another common question is whether silicone in breast implants can…

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Latest advice and information for patients with PIP breast implants

Latest advice and information for patients with PIP breast implants

Background PIP breast implants containing silicone were produced by Poly Implant Prothese, a company founded in 1991 that was based in southern France. For a while, it ranked as the world’s third largest producer of breast implants, supplying around 100,000 implants a year. The implants were…

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Photo presentation of breast implant problems | general and PIP breast implants

Photo presentation of breast implant problems | general and PIP breast implants

We have included some photo presentations on breast implant problems. In particular we have focused on PIP related implant problems as well as giving an overview of implant failure (in general): Photo presentation on general implant related problems Photo presentation on PIP implant related problems …

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Scotland’s top plastic surgeon raised alarm over dangerous breast implants five years ago

Scotland’s top plastic surgeon raised alarm over dangerous breast implants five years ago

ONE of Scotland’s top plastic surgeons warned health watchdogs about dangerous breast implants FIVE YEARS AGO, we can reveal today. Awf Quaba told medical authorities of the abnormally high failure rates in the French-made implants in 2006 – shortly before his hospital stopped using them…

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