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June 23rd, 2011
10:40 AM ET

FDA: Silicone breast implants are safe, but will likely require additional surgery

US health regulators said on Wednesday that women who get silicone breast implants are likely to need additional surgery within ten years to address complications such as the rupturing of the device.

Although the FDA reports that silicone breast implants are safe, it plans to revise its safety labels after reviewing data from several long-term studies pertaining to health issues related to  implants.

CNN's chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, explains this new FDA report this morning on AM.

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  1. Ruthie

    Silicone is not safe! Take a look at the TMJ Implant Disaster, the penile implant, the warnings on silastic(silicone) reactions. Many are allergic to silicone and metal debris caused by failed implants. If we continue to let Medical Companies and Manufacturers the right to decieve us then we all become fools to evil, with no rights for the patient.
    With Flawed Research, kickbacks, and no accountability why bother to regulate at all! We pay for research, higher medical costs because of poor doctors, manufacturers and drug companies getting away with murder, and many from the FDA who contienue to let these abuses continue and government wants to handle our medical insurance? No thank you...and what catagory do TMJ Implant survivors fit into? No one wants to claim us! We can only be truly informed if we have honest and truthful research so we can make a wise decision, after all we are the end consumer!
    Love Never Fails....

    June 26, 2011 at 2:19 pm |