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Breast implants: Call for tougher cosmetic surgery rules

An independent review set up after the breast implant scandal has found there needs to be tougher rules for doctors who carry out cosmetic surgery.

A group of experts has been looking at how to protect patients in an industry worth an estimated £2.3bn a year.

The review was commissioned by the Department of Health in England, but the Welsh government says it will be considering its recommendations in detail.

The Welsh government has so far paid for 243 women to have faulty Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) implants replaced.

Rebecca from south Wales, who had PIP breast implants in 2008 and has since had them replaced, spoke to Oliver Hides on BBC Radio Wales.

  • 24 Apr 2013
  • From the section Wales