PIP breast implants cause concern
PIP breast implants have been in the news an awful lot just lately amid fears that the implants themselves may burst.Silicone breast implants have become very popular amongst thousands of women throughout the world. Normally,considering the large amount of people who have undergone augmentation procedures,there are only a very small number of associated problems.One type of implant however seems to be causing a number of problems and a cause for concern for many women.
The products in question are the aforementioned PIP breast implants which after being found with serious risks of puncturing and manufactured using cheap materials the sale, marketing and export of PIP breast implants were suspended in March 2010 after a ruling by the French Medical Device regulatory authority.
PIP breast implants were also withdrawn from use in the UK following the french authorities decision and a full product recall was issued. The stories of problems found with the implants was a cause of huge concern for many women who had been fitted with the product.Many women were,and some still are, unsure about who was going to take responsibility,if removed,would they be replaced free of charge or indeed did they definitely need removing.
During their investigations of now defunct French company Poly Implant Prothese,the French regulatory authority visited the PIP manufacturers and found that the gel which was used during manufacture was industrial-grade silicone gel intended for mattresses .which left a very large risk of an interaction between the silicone capsule and the gel causing the containing capsule to become very brittle and in immediate danger of allowing the gel to ooze into the surrounding breast tissue.
In the UK alone around 47,000 women in total are now estimated to have been given the breast implants but at the moment according to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency there is no evidence to recommend routine removal of the implants.
There are many women who don`t even know exactly what type of implants they had fitted so at the moment there is no way to be sure of how far reaching the affects of PIP breast implants just might be.
One thing is for sure,most breast augmentation procedures performed using other products have been completely successful and have shown very little in the way of problems.I am very sure that the ramifications of this case will be very far reaching and will persist for some length of time.