Breast Implants: A Research and Regulatory Summary

In the past decade, there has been a dramatic increase in breast implant surgery, yet this does not necessarily mirrored by a similar increase in the number of women with breast implants. Many women are replacing old implants that have broken or caused problems. This summary examines the role of the FDA in safety research, the types of breast implants, the frequency of local complications, increased risk of autoimmune and connective tissue diseases, cancer, lung disease, and suicide, impact on general health and quality of life, and the hidden costs associated with breast implants.

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Why are celebrities removing their breast implants?

Most of these women aren’t just talking about body image; they are getting their implants removed because of their health. Breast implants can make some women so sick that removal is their best hope for feeling like themselves again. Several celebrities are trying to spread this information to the general public.

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