Plastic surgery alert: Are you using sub-standard, industrial grade silicone gel?
Please read this before you decide to go for a breast augmentation procedure.
A breast implant scandal affecting thousands of women this year damaged confidence and highlighted the need to tighten controls in Europe on everyday medical devices, the European Commission said Wednesday...Earlier this year, the French government recommended that faulty breast implants which were prone to rupture made by Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) should be removed.
More than 400,000 women around the world are believed to have received PIP implants and many countries followed the French lead after the company was found to have used substandard, industrial-grade silicone gel.
“Everybody was shocked by the scandal … (which) damaged the confidence of patients, consumers and healthcare professionals in the safety of the devices on which they rely every day,” Dalli said...http://www.omglobe.com/2012/09/27/eu-to-tighten-medical-controls-after-breast-implant-scandal/