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Cosmetic surgery victims promised NHS support

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Women who were fitted with PIP breast implants that have since been banned in the UK will be supported by the NHS, the Department of Health has confirmed.


New guidelines for ladies with breast cancer who have undergone cosmetic surgery to attain the implants has been published.


Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS medical director at the Department of Health, said everybody affected by the issue will be offered the chance to have the implants removed for free.


"If you originally received your implants from the NHS, then the NHS will remove and replace them if that is your choice," he stated, adding that those fitted by private surgeons can still be removed on the health service.


It was reported earlier this week that the banned implants have been fitted to 7,000 more women than first realised, taking the total to 47,000.


Females who are not sure whether they have had the PIP implants should speak to a cancer specialist.
© Adfero Ltd

 

Cosmetic surgery news : 23 March 2012

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