Implants made by French company PIP have been shown to have a rupture rate of 10% in the first year. This can only be attributed to a very poor shell quality as a result of this we have a situation where the shells are rupturing and low quality silicone is oozing into the surrounding tissues.
There is no statistical evidence to suggest this rupturing of the implant or subsequent leakage of low grade silicon into the body is linked to breast cancer, however the very real concerns of patients with these implants are local problems such as the breast swelling or deflating, the breast becoming painful or tender, or even developing painful lumps in the armpit or the side of the breast.
If you have PIP implants and are experiencing these symptoms we would recommend you visit your GP in the first instance. Please also contact us at the Beauty Gurus – firstname.lastname@example.org should you need any further information.
We are offering free consultations for any PIP patients who are experiencing symptoms or even if you have PIPs and wish to have them changed before any problems occur. As always research your surgeon and find out all you can about implant, hospital and surgeons credentials.
Please note, The Beauty Gurus have never used PIP implants on any of our patients.
A letter from Vik Vijh to the MHRA
The Beauty Gurus’ consultant plastic surgeon Vik Vijh has written a letter to the MHRA on the subject of PIP implants, which is available to download here: