Latest news on PIP breast implants

Women concerned about PIP breast implants can find all the latest NHS information about the issue in our Health A-Z section on PIP implants.

Worries about the implants have emerged since news of a major investigation into them in France was widely covered in the media in December 2011.

Around 40,000 women in the UK have the implants - about 95% of them were provided privately for purely cosmetic reasons.

The French implants caused global concern after it was revealed they contained industrial silicone rather than medical-grade fillers and that they may be more prone to rupture and leakage than other implants.




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