NHS ready for breast re-augmentations

NHS ready for breast re-augmentations

01/07/2012

At last we have a desicion from the Government on its position regarding P.I.P breast implants. The N.H,S will replace P.I.P breast implants for those who have had the surgery on the National Helath service. It seems that it will also accept Patients from Private clinics that have since closed down, and clinics that refuse to replace the implants free of charge.
The Government has said that it will put pressure on private clinics to replace implants done in the private sector on similar terms.
It will be interesting to see how many clinics are prepared to do this. We suspect that it is likely to be very few. Already clinics are prepared for many of their Patients returning to have P.I.P implants replaced and most are charging a fee for doing so. In many cases the fee bring charged is lower than the usual cost for a breast re-augmentation, which goes someway to alleviating the high cost of further surgery, but what about the women who simply cant afford to pay anything at all ?.
This group of women are likely to making appointments at their family Doctors surgery to get referrals to their local NHS Plastic surgery departments.
In such circumstances we cannot see that the NHS has any choice in the matter and very soon theere are going to be some very busy Plastic Surgeons on the NHS.
Doubt about the safety aspects of P.I.P breast implants rage on, with conflicting opinions across Europe, dividing opinion.
For now, the government have at least paved the way for many of he 42000 women who have had P.I.P breats implants to make some progress

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