As of Tuesday 22/9/15, the manufacturers of Silimed implants have informed us that there is to be a temporary suspension of the Silimed breast implants in the UK. The implants continue to be used in the USA and other parts of the world.
As part of a routine audit of the manufacturing process, the manufacturers have identified particles in the silicone gel. There is absolutely no evidence to suggest that this may pose any risk to patients.
The regulatory body in America (FDA) and elsewhere in the world have looked into this and have not taken any further action. The regulatory body in Europe have decided to temporarily suspend the use of the implants pending their own investigation
You can read the full transcript of the manufacturers statement here.
Please rest assured that if you have the Silimed implants, there is no need for concern and nothing that you need to do at this point in time. i will continue to keep you informed of any new information.
If you have any other queries, please call or email.
Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon
CC Kat Aesthetics
Mrs CC Kat is a leading Midlands Consultant Plastic Surgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. She is a full member of both British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and British Association of Aesthetic , Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (BAPRAS) as well as several international aesthetic surgery associations. She worked as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust but now runs her private practice, CC Kat Aesthetics – Birmingham Laser, Skin and Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, full time. For more information, visit www.cckat.com or call 08453731818.