27 Nov 2018

Breast implant safety

Joint statement: The Association of Breast Surgery (ABS) The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
Breast implant safety

An International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and a large number of media organisations around the world have highlighted what they feel to be regulatory deficiencies in bringing medical implants to the healthcare sector and their subsequent surveillance in patients. Much of their focus has been on breast implants which are used by breast and plastic surgeons in the UK for both breast reconstruction procedures after breast cancer and cosmetic breast augmentation.

Read the full statement from ABS, BAAPS, and BAPRAS here