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The launch of the National Breast Register

There weren’t many people that didn’t hear about the much publicised PIP Breast Implant scandal back in 2010. Thousands of women were affected although to what extent became difficult to judge due to record keeping at that time. Although not directly affected as I have never used the implants in question, I saw and still see patients whose original providers are no longer in business but want the implants removing for peace of mind more than anything else. I see the launch of the National Breast Register as another welcome step towards the safeguarding and protection of our patients and would urge patients to confirm that their provider is registered in the scheme prior to surgery.

The register will be managed by the NHS to begin with and will initially be used for the collation of breast implant information although it is expected to be rolled out across all cosmetic implants over time including Calf and Buttock Implants.

Here at Unique Surgery we use Allergan Implants, Allergan are the worlds’ leading manufacturer of breast Implants with a reputation second to none, particularly for compliance and safety, our most popularly used implants come from the Natrelle Range. Natrelle implants have many features which make them the number one choice for patients including a 360 degree intrashiel barrier layer to minimise silicone diffusion, a unique BIOCELL texture proven to reduce the incidence of capsular contracture and 6 layers of cohesive silicone gel filling. Allergans’ Natrelle range offers over 600 different Breast Augmentation styles designed to find the perfect shape, size and lift for patients.

If you are considering a Breast Augmentation, we offer confidential consultations at our clinics in Reading, Windsor and Berkshire, for more information about Unique Surgery or to book a consultation visit www.berkshireplasticsurgery.co.uk or call 01753 665 434.


COVID-19 Update

With the present curtailment of activity in private hospitals we are no longer able to see or treat Private Patients except in emergencies. Unfortunately there is no indication as to when we may be able to resume normal activity. If you have concerns or wish to register for a future appointment please contact one of the following; For Spire Thames Valley, Circle Reading or Chiltern Hospitals: Jackie Pincham 01753665434. For Spire Dunedin in Reading: Natalie Headley 01189521319. For the Berkshire independent Hospital in Reading Ann Randall; 0118 902 8121. We apologise for any inconvenience and look forward to being of assistance in the future. Stay safe and healthy. John Dickinson