BAAPS Statement on Silimed CE Mark Suspension
"The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (www.baaps.org.uk) and British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (www.bapras.org.uk) have been informed that all implants by Brazilian brand Silimed have had their CE Mark suspended, due to a quality issue picked up during a safety audit.
"Plastic surgeons have been informed not to implant these devices until further assessments have taken place and the CE Mark reinstated - we are not aware of any documented patient safety issues.
"Surgeons from both BAAPS and BAPRAS are working closely with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to further investigate the matter."
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