French PIP Breast Implant Maker Arrested
Dr. Bernard A. Shuster | January 26, 2012
Jean-Claude Mas, who lead the foreign firm who produced the PIP breast implants was arrested this morning in the South of France.
PIP breast implants have a rupture rate estimated at up to 11 times that of American made implants. More troubling still is the fact the the company knowingly used substandard, industrial grade silicone not meant for use in humans.
Numerous countries around the world where these implants were used have recommended PIP implants be removed.
We are seeing many patients here in South Florida as well as from outside the country to counsel them and treat them for this unfortunate problem.
The issue is, unlike American made breast implants, when these implants rupture, women are exposed to potentially toxic substances because the material PIP used was not intended for human use.