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:
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.
Find out about faulty PIP breast implants, including why they are banned, and the latest safety information on removal and replacement.
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 imp
PIP implants are two to six times more likely to rupture than standard silicone implants. Thisdoesn't pose a serious risk to your health, but it can cause some unpleasant symptoms. See your GP if yo
You may havebeen givendetails about your breast implants when they were fitted. This will ofteninclude information aboutthe manufacturer of your implants. If you don't have these details, you can ask
You should get medical adviceif you have PIP implants. If the implants were fitted on the NHS, your GP can arrange for you to see an NHS specialist. If they were fitted privately, contact the clini
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 n