Information regarding the recent news articles concerning PIP breast implants. The Aesthetic Institute together with their partner Akademikliniken use breast implants approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). We use implants from Mentor and Allergan.
The FDA is the highest medical authority in the world for approval and certification of medical products. In some complex cases (recurrent capsules), we use implants from Silimed (includes micro polyurethane). We do not use and never have used breast implants form the French manufacturer PIP whose implants were withdrawn from the market in spring 2010 because of illegal assembly at the factory.
According to Consultant Plastic Surgeon Colin Riordan, these are discount implants that patients are not offered at the Aesthetic Institute.