Breast implants produced by the now defunct Poly Implant Prothese (PPI) are not toxic and not carcinogenic, according to National Health Service
The U.K.Department of Health published its findings on June 18, in a study led by NHS medical director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, the Telegraph
reported. Although the study finds that PIP implants have a higher risk of rupture than other brands, the effects of rupture are localised reactions which do not pose significant health concerns.
The experts agreed that "providers of cosmetic surgery have a recognised duty of care to minimise the health risk to their patients" and should thus be responsible for keeping their patients informed of the results summarised in the report.
The report validates advice
given by Professor Keogh in January when he said there was insufficient evidence to recommend the routine removal of PPI implants.