April 17, 2012
New Research Suggests PIP Implant Failures Significantly Higher Than Previously Thought
New research published in the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery suggests that the failure rate of silicone breast implants manufactured by Poly Implant ProsthÃ¨se (PIP) could be as high as 33.8%.
Patients who received PIP implants either for primary or secondary breast augmentation, between January 2000 and August 2005, were studied to determine implant failure rate and other complications. Results found that 7 to 12 years after implantation the failure rate for PIP implants is in the region of 15.9