DODGY PIP breast implants were EIGHT TIMES cheaper than standard types, it was revealed last night.

A top surgeon said clinics paid £130 a pair — compared to the normal price of £1,000.

But women were told the faulty French-made implants were high quality and were charged the usual rate for private ops of between £4,500 and £6,000.

Dr Vikram Vijh said the cheap cost of the implants to clinics “should have rung deafening alarm bells”.

Dr Vijh, a member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, claimed the danger of PIP implants had been known for years.

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