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 you have signs of a rupture, such as:
Ruptured PIP implants have no proven long-term health effects. British and European researchers have so far not found any evidenceto suggest that the ingredientsinthe implants can cause cancer or are toxic.
Seethe British expert review group's final report (PDF, 163kb) and the European Commission's Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) report (PDF, 963kb) for more information.
Find out about faulty PIP breast implants, including why they are banned, and the latest safety information on removal and replacement.
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