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Leading cosmetic surgery group refusing to fund new breast implants

Publié par Clifford Armion le 01/09/2012

Martin Beckford

Ministers have agreed to pay for the removal of the French-made silicone products for women who had them on the NHS, and have called on private clinics to acknowledge their moral duty to offer the same service.

Although the Department of Health said it would pursue private clinics with all means at its disposal to avoid the taxpayer picking up the bill, it confirmed on Friday night that it would help women if their clinic was no longer in operation or refused to care for them.

Officials say the implants - thought to have been fitted in some 52,000 women who wanted larger breasts for cosmetic reasons or after cancer surgery - only need to be replaced if they have ruptured but will also carry out the procedure if the patients are worried about them.

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"Leading cosmetic surgery group refusing to fund new breast implants", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2012. Consulté le 06/08/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/leading-cosmetic-surgery-group-refusing-to-fund-new-breast-implants