FDA Reports Concerns
The benefits of having breast implants are obvious: larger
and shapelier breasts. Right?
Not so fast, there are also definite disadvantages to
consider before deciding which method of breast enlargement is
best for you. The FDA (food and drug administration) reports
just what to look out for when considering breast implants.
Leakage is also a concern. Approximately 25% of women have
silicone leaking outside their scar tissue capsules, and
silicone seepage increases over time. When this happens, many
women will report breast hardness, fatigue and other
Other concerns include painful hardening of the breast, dying
breast tissue, changes in nipple sensation, and other
The FDA estimates. Implants, as do other products, are
more likely to break as they get older. It's reported that 75%
of implanted women will have at least one ruptured implant
within a decade of receiving the devices.
The break down is as follows; 93% of breast cancer
reconstruction patients should expect to have at least one
broken implant, 38% of augmentation patients, and 66% of women
will replace previous breast implants with new ones.
National Cancer Institute reports that women with implants
were twice as likely to die of brain cancer, three times as
likely to die of lung cancer, and four times as likely to
commit suicide, compared to other plastic surgery patients.
FDA scientists have found that women with extra capsular
silicone leakage were significantly more likely to be
diagnosis for painful and debilitating diseases such as
A Canadian study reports women with breast augmentation are
more likely to be hospitalized compared to other women of the
same age in the same communities.
Breast implants interfere with the detection of breast
cancer. A study published in the January 2004 of the Journal
of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that
mammograms missed 55% of breast cancers in women with breast
implants, compared to 33% in women without implants.
In the Annals of Bioanalytic Chemistry it's reported that
alarmingly high levels of a dangerous form of platinum (a
toxic chemical) can be found in children born to women with