Women in Latin America fear controversial breast implants

Posted on December 28, 2011 • Filed under: Latin America Health, Latin America News

Implants that are at the center of the scandal was created by the company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) and seem to have an unusually high rate of rupture, leading to the French authorities urge his removal. Worldwide about 300 000 were sold PIP implants, used in cosmetic surgery to increase breast size or replace breast tissue lost, and tens of thousands of them were used in Latin America, where demand for cosmetic procedures is high. Argentina’s lawyer Virginia Luna, 34, is demanding that clinics offer women like her implants replacement at no charge. “I am legally representing a group of 50 women, but increasingly we are,” he told Reuters on Monday. Read Article

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