Removing and replacing PIP implants

Some privateclinicshave agreed to remove and replace PIP breast implants free of charge, while others charge a fee. The following clinics have said they will replace PIP implants forfree ifmedically necessary:

  • BMI Healthcare
  • HCA International
  • The Holly Private Hospital
  • Highgate Hospital
  • Make Yourself Amazing/MYA Cosmetic Surgery
  • Nuffield Health
  • Ramsay Health Care
  • Spire Healthcare

If the clinic where you had your implants fitted won't help you because it has closed or is unwilling to do so,you can have your implants removed free of chargeon the NHS.

However,the NHS in England won'tprovidereplacement implants if your original implants were fitted privately,except in a verysmall number of cases wherethey were fitted for medical, rather than cosmetic, reasons.

If youhad PIP breast implants originally fitted on the NHS, youcan havethem removed and replacedbythe NHS at no cost.

The operation to removeand replace PIPimplantsis done wherever possiblethrough the original surgical cuts.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018