Breast implant

Faulty breast implants imported from the now defunct French company, Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) , is creating problems for those who have fitted them. British MPs will examine whether those who had breast implants were given counselling before and after the surgery.

Dr Daniel Poulter, a Conservative Party member of the investigating committee, and a practising doctor, said MPs were concerned that health watchdogs in the UK had failed to keep pace with the practices they were regulating. He added that the  breast implants scandal has helped to shed light on the manner in which the cosmetic surgery industry has been working.

In March, MPs will hold a short inquiry into the scandal over the faulty implants made by Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP), before opening a wider investigation into the way cosmetic surgery and non-surgical procedures – such as Botox and dermal fillers – are regulated and marketed in the UK.