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'PIP' Breast Implants

Highgate Hospital’s primary concern is the welfare of its patients and we fully appreciate that the recent media coverage may well have caused a high level of anxiety amongst patients that have received Poly Implant Prostheses (PIP).

Currently the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and Department of Health (DoH) do not recommend the routine removal of PIP implants.  However, any patient who paid Highgate Hospital for their implant surgery, and who following a consultation with their surgeon, wishes to have their implants removed and/or replaced, Highgate Hospital will meet the hospital costs of performing the necessary diagnostic investigation (e.g. Ultrasound Scan) and the subsequent removal and replacement of PIP implants. 

How do I know if my implants are PIP?

Your surgeon should have provided you with this information at the time of your procedure.  If you no longer have this information then you can either contact your surgeon or alternatively if you had your procedure at Highgate Hospital then simply call the Hospital on 020 8341 4182.

I have implants but they are not PIP - are these affected too?

The MHRA advice only relates to PIP implants.

Date: 09/01/2012
By: Karen
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