Implant outcry mounts

Source: SMH

PARIS: They call themselves the ”pipettes”, a group of 30 French women who, like hundreds of thousands of others caught up in a global health scare, are walking around with a potential timebomb in the shape of defective breast implants.

Until recently in France, the prevalent view was that by undergoing surgery for cosmetic reasons the women were paying the price of their own vanity.

But, in November last year, Edwige Ligoneche, 53, died of a rare lymph cancer three years after an implant made by the French company Poly Implant Prothese ruptured in her left breast, and France woke up to a health scandal.

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