The Controversial Breast Implants PIP

These breast implants – made of industrial silicone -

If you have breast implants, you might have interest in the controversy that was generated in January around the implants made by French company PIP (Poly Implant Pro these). These breast implants – made of industrial silicone – were taken off the market because it was discovered that caused them health problems that many women wore. In January, the owner of that company, Jean-Claude Mas was arrested for this reason, while many European and South American women, want to sue that company for the damage caused. Find out.

The obsession with having big breasts has led many women to get breast implants. Vanity is the main cause of the increase in cosmetic surgery of this type, although in many cases, breast implants are done for medical reasons.Whatever the reason, the fact is that thousands of women worldwide have decided to increase their breast size through surgery.

And even if they managed to enjoy one or two sizes in both breasts and dreamed, then found they were living a nightmare. This applies to hundreds of thousands of women who were silicone implants manufactured by French company PIP in Europe and South America and were defective.Not used in the U.S. because the Food and Drug Agency ( Food and Drug Administration or FDA ) did not allow to leave the market in this country. It is estimated that worldwide, a total of 500,000 women carry these implants that are now in question. Apparently, women in Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia and Argentina, reported pain in the breasts and other complications from implants made ​​from industrial silicone, which is harmful to health.

PIP implants ruptured in many women, causing pain and in some cases, necrotic tissue and infection. Because of this, the affected women had to undergo surgery to remove or replace implants. They now demand that the company will pay PIP costs of these medical procedures and other expenses incurred due to poor quality of the implants.

But beyond the legal issues, this incident has caused many to reconsider if you really want women to undergo breast augmentation. Now, there are few who doubt the quality of all implants, not only those manufactured by PIP. “If they are of poor quality, no one ensures that others are not equal,” said several women interviewed because of this scandal.

For you to learn about it, I remember that there are two types of implants: the silicone gel and saline implants . The first shell is made ​​with a silicone gel pre populated the same material. The saline, meanwhile, are also made ​​of a silicone shell, but unlike the former, are filled with saline fluid during surgery of breast augmentation.

What are the risks? Both silicone implants and saline implants have the same risks: breakdown, pain, trouble breastfeeding, infection and scar tissue hardening around the implant. The two types of implants last about 10 years, after which they must be removed or replaced to avoid losing their looks, or earlier if they have burst.

The news on silicone implants manufactured by French company PIP, does not surprise me. I say this because the safety of silicone implants in general and had been questioned before. In the U.S., the FDA banned in 1992 because he feared could cause immune system problems and diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. However, this control agency allowed its sale again in 1996. Research on these implants continue and I am sure that because of this new controversy, plastic surgeons will have to spend more time explaining to patients the risks and benefits.

If you are thinking about surgery to increase the size of your breasts, get the facts about it. Sometimes it is better to stick with your natural appearance than run the risk of complications in the future.

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