A Northern Irish
model whose breast implants ruptured has called
for stricter rules to be applied to the cosmetic surgery industry.
Speaking in a BBC3 documentary, former Miss Great Britain Gemma Garrett described how the leakage of the industrial-grade silicone from her £4,500 Poly
Implant Prostheses (PIP) breast implants caused her to become unwell.
She then told the Belfast Telegraph: "It can be advertised as a lunchtime
boob job and young girls are sucked in and don't realise all the risks. There
should be better regulation of the cosmetic surgery industry."
PIP implants were banned from use in the UK in 2010 and the British Association
of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has since welcomed a government
review into the scandal.
Consultant plastic surgeon and BAAPS president-elect Rajiv Grover agreed with
Ms Garret, stating the authority has been championing a compulsory register for
all types of cosmetic implants for the last few years.
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Cosmetic surgery news : 28 May 2012