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New register for implants; SUNDAY SHORTS.

A NEW breast implant register has been launched so patients can be tracked if products turn out to be faulty.

The register will record the details of every person who has breast implant surgery in case of a product recall or another safety concern. Over time, other sorts of cosmetic implants - such as for buttocks - will be added to it.

It comes after a global breast implant scandal emerged in 2010. Almost 50,000 women in the UK and 400,000 worldwide discovered they had received faulty silicone gel implants.

A UK governmentordered report in June 2012 found the implants were made from an unauthorised silicone filler and ruptured at twice the rate of others.

The boss of the French company which distributed the defective breast implants was sentenced to four years in prison for fraud.

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Date:Oct 16, 2016
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