The Independent Healthcare Advisory Service, which represents all the major cosmetic surgery chains, is calling on the government\’s expert working group, which begins its investigation on Wednesday, to look carefully at new figures it has obtained from an audit of all its members.
The figures, from thousands of patients, show a rupture rate within the accepted norm of 1%-2%, says the IHAS. The organisation is publicly distancing itself from the figures supplied before Christmas by Transform, an IHAS member and one of the biggest cosmetic surgery chains. Transform reported a rupture rate of around 7%, but from a group of around 100 clients, triggering the government inquiry.
This still leaves the problem of their being made of industrial rather than medical grade silicone but at least, while the ingredients weren\’t up to snuff, the actual manufacturing was.
But I have to say what interested me most was the picture the Guardian (of all places) used to illustrate the story.
That\’s an airbag and a half, isn\’t it? Suitable, one would have thought, only for strippers and a certain type of \”actress\”.
Which I rather thought the Guardian was against really.