PIP Breast Implant Advice From BAAPS
Liverpool Cosmetic Clinic is a cosmetic surgery clinic situated on Rodney Street in Liverpool City Centre, providing expert and honest advice from local UK based highly trained Cosmetic Surgeons in Merseyside, Lancashire and Cheshire.
We understand how worrying it has been for patients with PIP breast implants following breast enhancement, and although non of our Plastic Surgeons used these defective implants, they are able to provide advice with their area of expertise on cosmetic breast surgery, including removal of PIP implants, breast augmentation (boob job), mastopexy (breast uplift), breast reduction and breast reconstruction.
Please see the information from BAAPS (British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) as follows:
Current advice for patients
All patients are advised that they should be aware of the make of their implants. Those patients unsure of these details are advised to contact their surgeon/ provider. Patients are advised that BAAPS agree with the DoH expectation that patients should not be charged to access their notes. All NHS patients who have a PIP implant will be contacted by their hospital.
The only patients who need to be concerned are patients who have PIP implants.
BAAPS agree with the following findings of the expert group:
a. There is no evidence that PIP implants are responsible for an increased rate of breast cancer.
b. The evidence provided to the group to enable assessment of rupture rates is incomplete, further data is being sought.
c. There is anecdotal evidence that the gel component of the implants is less cohesive (sticky) than most other contemporary implants,
d. There is some anecdotal evidence, supported by animal studies, that the gel has a greater potential to cause local inflammation in the tissues
e. The implication of these last two findings is that the gel has a greater opportunity to interface with the breast tissue in the case of rupture and leak, and that if it does, it has a greater potential to cause irritation and inflammatory reaction within the local tissue.
Signs and Symptoms of Rupture/Leak/Inflammation in one or both breasts
Signs may include:
Lumpiness of the breast
Lumpiness/ swelling of the regional lymph nodes in the underarms and rarely in the neck
Change in shape and size of the breast
Redness of the skin
Tenderness of the breast and or the lymph glands in the underarms
Swelling of the breast
Firmness of the breast
Symptoms may include:
The advice to patients is that those who experience signs or symptoms of rupture or irritation should seek advice from their surgeon earlier.
If you do not have any of the above complaints, but have concerns and wish to discuss the risks and benefits of implant exchange and re augmentation, please seek advice from one of our experienced Cosmetic Surgeons at our consulting rooms on Rodney Street in Liverpool Merseyside, Lancashire or Cheshire.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – or simply call us today!
Image of a ruptured PIP Breast Implant
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