PIP Breast Implants
Gold Coast Plastic Surgeon Dr Stradwick would like to re-assure his patients that he only uses the highest quality breast implants for his patients. He keeps meticulous records so any patient can contact the clinic and find out exactly what breast implants they have – even if they made the decision not to participate in the breast implant register.
In Dr Stradwick’s opinion the current controversy regarding PIP breast implants is a salient reminder of the inherent risks of breast augmentation. All implants have a risk of rupture with an incidence of approximately 10% over a 10 year period. This is not just a problem confined to PIP breast implants. It does however highlight the vital importance of an ongoing relationship with your plastic surgeon. Plastic surgeon Dr Stradwick has written articles critical of “cosmetic tourism” and the the current PIP problem is yet another reason why the decision to have breast augmentation “on the cheap” is risky. Who knows what kind of breast implants these overseas clinics are using?
Posted: January 12th, 2012