Rather than finding ways to help women still struggling with removing and replacing potentially faulty PIP breast implants, many MPs are finding ways to seemingly exasperate the situation, not just for breast implant victims but all those wanting cosmetic surgery.
In a report released and co-authored by MPs on Wednesday focusing on body image, it was concluded that Britain faces a body image and eating disorder crisis which threatens to fuel a rise in mental crisis. As a result, they are suggesting that anyone wishing to have cosmetic or plastic surgery that they first undergo psychological testing. The tests, they claim, are to ensure that the person is psychologically prepared to undergo serious operations and can cope with any negative aftermath.
Even the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon (BAAPS) agrees with the findings and is funding its own long-term research into psychological assessment.
The news is a bitter pill for thousands of PIP women, who have found themselves yet again victim. First, it was by trusting a government that knowingly allowed a manufacturer to sell potentially faulty implants. Secondly, now, by indirectly insinuating that many PIP victims are mentally unstable and perhaps should not have received breast implants in the first place.
Of course MPs aren’t saying those exact words, and we are sure that if you asked they’d fully deny it. But PIP women can’t but help to wonder, what about the current PIP situation? No matter how many letters PIP women write to their MPs, it seems to fall on deaf ears. It’s as if the PIP situation is no longer an issue, but it is. It is still a reality for thousands of women.
The PIP battle continues…