09 January 2012

Yesterday (Sunday) the Health Ministry in Israel, along with the Israeli Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery (ISPAS) announced it would not be recommending the wholesale replacement of PIP breast implants. In support of the decision, the chairman of the ISPAS said: “According to the data that has been accumulated, there is no order to replace the implants and they represent no danger, so long as no leakage has been proven.”The Health Ministry in the country is expected to release a special report for all doctors outlining their recommendations for all women with PIP implants. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has so far agreed that there is insufficient evidence to support the removal of all PIP implants and refers concerned patients to the Department of Health statement (published 6 January). Source: http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/israel-s-health-ministry-says-some-pip-breast-implants-are-okay-1.406220 Department of Health statement: http:/https://media.harleymedical.co.ukcentre.dh.gov.uk/2012/01/06/statement-on-breast-implants/