"We assume that these implants have a premature rupture rate of 1 percent and a number of women will have to replace them," said Jean Claude Ghislain, the Agency for Health Product. It was this government agency which sounded the alarm, to verify, during an inspection, the silicone gel used was not stated, but another to weaken the coverage of the implant ruptures and multiplied, eventually resulting inflammation.

The prostheses have been distributed in Spain by the Spanish subsidiary of the company, Poly Implant Spain, which ceased operations in December 2009. Nevertheless, the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products alert to schools and health professionals who may have such prosthesis "must immediately cease its implementation."

Similarly, the Competent Authority warns all people who carry breast prostheses must, through the card or report clinical implementation of the intervention, if your denture correspond to the PIP.

If this were the case, or if in doubt, recommend an appointment at the center which performed the surgery or the surgeon to plan for proper monitoring by annual ultrasound to check the status of the prosthesis.

Although the rupture of these prostheses is free of health problems or serious disruption to the wearer, if they break, they should be removed and to others.