Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) breast implants: Joint surgical statement on clinical guidance for patients, GPs and surgeons – 17 January 2012

Posted on January 19, 2012. Filed under: Patient Safety, Surgery |

Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) breast implants: Joint surgical statement on clinical guidance for patients, GPs and surgeons – 17 January 2012

by The Association of Breast Surgery, the British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgeons, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the Federation of Surgical Speciality Associations and the Royal College of Surgeons

Media release
“Authoritative new professional and patient guidance for all women who have received a PIP breast implant has been released today (Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012) by the professional bodies representing surgeons. The new guidance provides patients with practical advice on what to expect and their rights, indicates to GPs where to refer different groups of patient and advises surgeons on treatment. The guidance goes beyond current government advice aimed at patients with symptoms to give additional practical advice for the majority of patients who do not. Key points include:”

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