PIP implant removal may be unnecessary, report claims

The PIP (Poly Implant Prothèse) implants have been the centre of a safety scare following revelations that the French manufacturer used non-approved industrial grade, rather than medical grade, silicone in certain batches of implants.

However the CMO, Professor Chris Baggoley, said in a report released yesterday that TGA testing had failed to identify any specific, serious safety concerns for PIP breast implants compared to other breast implants.

“I understand that this has been, and will continue to be, a difficult time for many women who have PIP breast implants,” Professor Baggoley said.

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