The ultrasound scanning of women with PIP breast implants in Iceland has been completed. A total of 350 women took advantage of the service from February 2 to May 31, 208 of whom proved to have ruptured implants.
Unspecified breast implants. Source: Wikipedia.
Early this month, 85 women had had their breast implants removed. The government had invited all women who had had breast augmentation operations in Iceland in 1992-2010 using PIP implants to have them removed for free, Morgunblaðið reports.
The BBC reported yesterday that British healthcare authorities had concluded that the materials used for PIP breast implants are not toxic and do not increase the risk of long-term health problems.
However, their studies concluded that the implants were twice as likely to rupture inside the human body than other breast implants.
The likelihood of PIP implants rupturing after ten years inside the body is 15-30 percent, compared to a 10-14 percent likelihood of implants from other producers.
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