PIP Breast Implants

There have been recent reports of problems with PIP breast implants, which are made in France.
These devices  have not been made with medical grade silicone, and there may be an increased rate of implant rupture. Interestingly, while a high rupture rate has been reported in France, the rates in other countries have been low.

There have been recent reports of problems with PIP breast implants, which are made in France.

These devices have not been made with medical grade silicone, and there may be an increased rate of implant rupture. Interestingly, while a high rupture rate has been reported in France, the rates in other countries have been lower.

In my practice, since 1988, I have used implants made by Allergan almost exclusively. These implants were originally made by McGhan, who were taken over by Inamed, and then Allergan. I have also used a few Mentor implants. 

Patients who have had breast implants for augmentation or reconstruction at my practice, can rest assured that they do NOT have PIP breast implants.

D GLASSON