As one PIP engineer later noted, this decision involved a relatively small change in the formula for the silicone, enough so that only superficial differences in the end product were noted. It is a scary thought, no?
Even if cost was not a deciding factor, do it for your health and well-being sake.
In this case there are hundreds of thousands of women whose health is at risk — and for many even their life is at stake due to the deadly side-effects of these implants. Above is a prefilled saline mammary implant, standard profile available smooth or textured.
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The main reasons for explantation were patient anxiety and silent rupture of implants. Timeline[ edit ] If you have thought about getting yourself a set of implants, do your research. Very few actually questioned the qualifications of the surgeons involved or the quality of material being used.
If so, think again… and do some more research. If women are unsure of the make of their implant they should contact their surgeon or provider.
The expert group has said that the advice to women who have PIP implants remains unchanged. This silicone was found to be non-medical grade. Many of the lawsuits were later dismissed. An M-implant with the same type code as the implant from PIP was inserted instead of a promised Allergan implant.
How could a sane person replace medical-grade silicone with industrial-grade silicone and not consider the potentially devastating side-effects? This is perhaps why going overseas to get a pair of implants sounds so appealing to a lot of women interested in the procedure.
PIP implants do have a higher rupture rate - around 2 times higher.
What this company has done is criminal, simply put.Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) silicone breast implants 6 Breast implant – a medical prosthesis used in post–mastectomy breast reconstruction or for breast augmentation.
Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) Breast Implants: Final Report of the Expert Group PDF, KB, 23 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Dec 10, · News about Poly Implants Prothèses. Commentary and archival information about Poly Implants Prothèses from The New York Times.
The French manufacturer Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) had been using industrial grade silicone, rather than the purer medical grade, for the gel filler in the manufacture of silicone breast implants over the last 10 years.
Poly Implant Prothèse – PIP Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) was a French company started in that produced breast implants. It was founded by the Frenchman Jean-Claude Mas, born ina former medical sales representative for the Bristol Myers company for.
Poly Implant Prothèse, also known as PIP, is currently in the middle of a major public health scandal where it has been brought to light that the company, under the direction of Jean-Claude Mas, had been mass-producing gel breast implants with non medical-grade silicone fillings between andDownload