Twin who promoted PIP breast implants with her sister became dangerously ill ‘when they poisoned her’
When twin sisters Rachel and Anna Jacomb had breast surgery, they agreed to help promote the clinic by taking part in an advertising campaign.
But despite helping to attract new clients, Rachel was forced to pay 1,000 to remove her PIP-implants after they exploded – leaving her in agony.
The mother-of-four lost weight, started vomiting and was feeling exhausted when the implant burst – leaving the silicone to leak into her lymph glands.
Rachel Jacomb had to pay 1,000 to remove a PIP-implant after it exploded five years after she had breast surgery in 2005
The 32-year-old sales manager from of Scotter, Lincsis, underwent surgery in 2005 to boost her breasts to a 34D after having children.
But after having them removed five years later, she is now distressed at her looks – and struggles to breast feed her baby daughter.
She told The Sun: 'My boob looks like I've had a mastectomy. I've got no idea when I'll
look normal again.
helped the clinic make a lot of money. When I needed their help they decided
I should be charged.'
Rachel and her twin sister Anna appeared in ads for the Transform Cosmetic Surgery Group but Anna, who did not have PIP-implants, doesn't need to back under the knife
The sisters, pictured on holiday, had surgery after having children
Rachel's sister Anna, who had non-PIP implants fitted at Transform Cosmetic Surgery Group, does not need to have her implants removed.
A the global health
scare was first raised in 2012 involving implants made using substandard silicone.
40,000 British women have received the PIP implants, manufactured by
the now-closed French company Poly Implant Prostheses.
The implants were found to be filled with non-medical grade silicone intended for use in mattresses.
Nigel Robertson of Transform told The Sun: 'We operate to the highest
standards for clinical governance and adhere to best industry practice. This
is not an issue of poor surgical performance.'
Rachel, who cannot afford to have new implants, says she is struggling to breastfeed her baby daughter