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All qualified surgeons 'can deal with PIP implants'

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The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has stated that problems caused by ruptured PIP implants can easily be addressed by fully-trained medical staff.

Damaged breast implants have the potential to cause granulomas – a condition caused by a reaction to silicone that can result in lumps which form around the breast.

"Any qualified plastic surgeon can easily address these issues, make the appropriate decisions and manage arrangements for investigation in an effective manner – it is part of standard training," said consultant plastic surgeon and BAAPS president Fazel Fatah.

The authority took the step to reassure patients about the standard procedure after it came to its attention that unscrupulous clinics were claiming they did not have the skills to perform the operation.

Former BAAPS president Nigel Mercer added that surgeons who refused to perform the procedure should not be advertising themselves as qualified.

BAAPS recently issued a statement claiming that patients who are worried about their implants should seek a consultation with their surgeon or GP. 

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Cosmetic surgery news : 20 February 2012

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