All across Europe, the PIP breast implant scandal is continuing to unfold. Countries are taking sides on whether, and when, these implants should be removed. There is talk of lawsuits, and women are marching on some of the private clinics that used these faulty implants.
In response to growing concern among the plastic surgeon community, the International Master Course on Aging Skin (IMCAS) has added a PIP crisis session to its program. IMCAS will be held in Paris, France on January 26 to 29, 2012, and the newly-added crisis session is slated for Sat. Jan. 28th from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM.
Speakers will seek to answer many of the questions surrounding this scandal including what attitude to adopt toward PIP carriers, the technical aspects involved in removing a ruptured or not ruptured implant, which anatomopathological tests have to be run as well as the medico-legal repercussions.
Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) breast implants were filled with industrial – not medical — grade silicone, and have a higher than acceptable rupture rate. Between 30,000 to 50,000 women may have these breast implants in Europe.
Learn more about the crisis session here.