What are PIP implants?

PIP implants are silicone breast implants containing unapproved silicone gel. They were manufactured in France by a company called Poly Implant Prostheses (PIP).

The concerns relate to all breast implants manufactured by PIP.

It's estimated that around 47,000 British women had PIP implants fitted, most of whom are still living with them.

The vast majority of PIP implants were fitted in private clinics,but a small number were done on the NHS, mostly for breast reconstruction after Breast cancer .

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018