At the end of last year,
news of toxic breast implants hit the headlines.'
...Women in Britain with silicone breast implants
made by a French company.
Implants used across the world
suddenly were found to be at risk of bursting,
leaving women terrified
about what this could mean for their bodies.
My name is Gemma Garrett,
and I'm one of nearly 50,000 women in Britain
who was given those PIP implants.
He felt along the lumps
and then he said to me about PIPs.
That was the first time I'd ever heard of them.
After my own experience of double rupture
and going under the knife again...'
I've never seen implants ruptured in this way.
I'm on a mission to find out
how the PIP scandal 'was allowed to happen...'
These clinics have got a lot to answer to.
They should be footing this bill.
To meet the women it's affected the most...'
You have ticking bombs there.
I've tried to be so strong and laugh through it, but...
...And investigate the implant industry as a whole.'
What size do you go to?
I want to get to grips with what the risks really are...'
The pain, you know, the scar is really sore.
..Understand why women gamble their health
for a bigger bust...'
It's given me the confidence to actually live my dream.
The benefits for me outweigh the risks.
'..Explore the alternatives out there...'
Your boobs get bigger after 30 days.
'..And ask on behalf of hundreds of thousands of women,
'are my fake breasts safe?'
'Boob jobs are by no means only reserved
for celebrities and glamour models.
'You don't have to be under the spotlight to go for surgery.
'Last year in the UK alone,
25,000 women opted for breast implants.
'It's not just men who are fixated by women's breasts.
'As a fashion journalist and former Miss Great Britain,
I know all too well the pressures heaped on young women
'to look a certain way.'
I was about size B,
a large B, small C,
and one was bigger than the other.
I was just very self-conscious about it.
'That's why, at 26, I decided to get implants.'
I definitely didn't want a plastic look.
I ended up with breasts that just looked ridiculous,
because they were far too big for my small frame at the time.
And even worse, they were PIPs.
'It was three years later, in May 2011,
that my nightmare began.
'Long before most people, including me,
had any idea what PIPs were,
'I started to feel very ill,
'and one of my breasts began to dramatically change shape.
'I didn't know it yet, but my implants were faulty.'
This was the left one.
This is the one that I had the lump in,
and obviously, the lump was just silicone.
So it's completely ruptured.
'As soon as I felt ill,
'I tried contacting the clinic that had put the implants in.
'But when I didn't get a response, I lost faith in them,
'and found a new surgeon.'
He felt along the lumps as well,
and then he said to me about PIPs.
And that's the first time I'd ever heard of them.
I like to keep them
because I like to show people how glamorous it is
'PIP is the name of the French company
that made the implants put in me
and 400,000 other women around the world.
'news broke that
a Frenchwoman with PIPs had died from cancer.
'The cancer was not found to be caused by the implants,
'but this story opened a can of worms
'that became an international scandal.
'It quickly emerged that PIP had been secretly using
'A French toxicologist even found their implants
'contained fuel additives
and chemicals 'unknown in the medical world.
'And they had been skipping layers when making the shell,
'so they were more likely to rupture, just like mine did,
'leaking all of those chemicals into my body.'
Unfortunately, the rest of this implant is in my body.
That was the one that the doctor had all of the problems with,
because he had to tweeze all of the silicone out of my body.
So it makes me really emotional,
实际上 只要看看它们 然后想想
actually,even just looking at them and thinking
that this was inside me.
Like,I don't know what lasting effects it's going to have.
A very good morning to you, our main story for you this morning,
silicone breast implants used by 50,000 women in the UK
are at the centre of a health scare. The French government...
'The boss of PIP, John-Claude Mas,
was arrested, and is awaiting trial.
'But that was no consolation
for the 50,000 British women like me,
suddenly finding out that we had had the sort of industrial materials
normally used to stuff mattresses put into our bodies
by a company that had managed to trick
'every regulating authority along the way.'
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Oh, yes, PIP. 405 cc.
'My implants had already ruptured and been removed.
'But other women were left wondering
'whether they'd been fitted with PIPs too,
'and if that meant they'd need to come out.'
I remember having my friend text me
and she said, "Oh, I've got these PIPs,"
And I said, "Oh, so have I."
But I said, "You know, I think we'll be OK,
"Because we've gone with big companies."
Just close your eyes. Relax.