Voir la version complète : 'Time bomb in my chest' : Venezuelan women's fears over breast implants

Sami Yusuf Islam
15/01/2012, 11h23
Breast implants: Venezuelan women count the
costBy Sarah Grainger
BBC News, Caracas
Women affected by faulty implants are getting together to seek redress

Mary Karla Perdomo was looking
forward to a family Christmas in the hot dusty town of San Juan de los Morros in
central Venezuela.

But news that French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) had been producing
faulty breast implants which had been distributed around the world ruined those

Mary Karla, 22, had had breast augmentation surgery three years earlier and
apart from some recent back pain, she had had no trouble after the

But she went to her doctor anyway to have her implants checked and received
devastating news.

"They told me the implants are already ruptured and the prosthesis has
already leaked into my right breast and it's starting in the left one too," says
Mary Karla, a medical student.

Source: BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-16524552)