Breast Implants Will Eventually Fail, Time For Graphic Warning Labels

Women who get silicone breast implants are likely to need additional surgery within eight to 10 years to address complications such as rupture of the device, U.S. health regulators said on Wednesday.

The Food and Drug Administration will work to revise safety labels for silicone breast implants after reviewing data from several long-term studies, which also showed that implants had a small link to a rare form of cancer.

“The key point is that breast implants are not lifetime devices,” said Jeff Shuren, director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

“The longer you have the implant, the more likely you are to have complications.”

Much like cigarette packages it is time for graphic warning labels on breast implants..

 

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