Did you receive breast implants in the Caribbean, Latin America or Eastern Europe?
As one of New York City's leading providers of plastic surgery services, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai shares the extreme concern of thousands of women about the PIP implants, which have become the center of a global health crisis because they contain dangerous industrial grade silicone instead of the product meant for medical use and are more prone to rupture.
PIP may have distributed as many as 300,000-400,000 such implants worldwide, a substantial number of these in the Western Hemisphere, including the Dominican Republic. In fact, in the Caribbean and Latin America, the majority of procedures for reconstruction after breast cancer as well as for aesthetic augmentation used PIP implants. They are now an additional source of anxiety for patients who sought to improve their self-image after much hardship.
In some countries health authorities are recommending that all women with the now-banned breast implants have them removed. However - universally -- women themselves are concerned about the unknown risks inside their bodies and want the PIP implants removed and replaced with safer models. Unfortunately where there is no government or private insurance to fund implant replacement surgery, many find this impossible.
The New York Eye and Ear has begun an initiative to ensure that women can have the defective implants replaced and to minimize the financial difficulty of doing so. The hospital has assembled a team of board-certified plastic surgeons who will replace PIP implants for an all-inclusive fee that is approximately half the usual and customary charges in the US.
All procedures are done in state-of-the art surgical facilities of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, ranked one of the Best Hospitals in America by US News & World Report. Patients have the peace of mind knowing they are in the hands of experienced, dedicated surgeons in a world-class facility where many staff are bilingual in Spanish and English.
For more information, please call: 212-979-4660. Spanish and Russian speaking staff are available.