If you have any of the following signs or symptoms, you should discuss them with your GP, who will refer you to a specialist.
Symptoms to watch for
- lumpiness of the breast
- lumpiness or swelling in the area around the breast
- change in shape of the breast
- deflation of the breast
- tenderness of the breast
- swelling of the breast
- pain or sensitivity
- Find out if you have PIP implants by checking your medical notes. You can get these free from your clinic or GP. If you had a PIP implant on the NHS, you will receive a letter.
- Speak to your GP, if you had them done on the NHS, or your clinic if you had them done privately.
- Agree what’s best for you – get advice on whether or not you need a scan then discuss removal with your doctor.
- If you decide you want your implants replaced, the NHS will do it free if your original operation was done on the NHS.
- If your original operation was in a private clinic you will need to speak to the clinic to see if they will replace them free.
- If your private clinic no longer exists or refuses to remove the implants, speak to your GP. The NHS will remove your implants if your doctor agrees there is a medical need.
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