Richard A. Baxter, M.D.

The Art Behind Plastic Surgery


Are breast implants safe?

There is probably no product which has undergone more thorough scrutiny than breast implants. Because of allegations of health concerns, the safety question was reviewed in detail by the Institute of Medicine, which considered all available scientific data in addition to testimony from breast implant patients. It is interesting to note that, while silicone breast implants were restricted by the FDA from 1991 through 2006, silicone was still approved for injection directly into the eye for treatment of retinal detachment. It seems to me that if it is safe enough to inject into your eye then it might be OK for a breast implant.


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