Breast implants performed abroad should be checked

The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery recently issued an official statement calling on all women who have had breast implants manufactured by PIP or ROFIL Medro inserted since 2001 to “check with their doctor or hospital” as soon as possible.
“My recommendation is, if you have had an implant put in abroad, I think it would be reasonable to find out what brand was used,” said Dr. Richard Warren, a Vancouver plastic surgeon and professor of surgery at UBC.
“Most clinics in the world will give you a little identification card. If it was a PIP implant, I would see a plastic surgeon in Canada to check it.”

The Province, Fri Jan 20 2012, Page: A15, By: Elaine O’Connor