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FDA New Boobie Report: Silicone Breast Implants Safe, But Not Risk-Free
In a report issued Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration gave renewed assurance about the safety of silicone breast implants with "preliminary results from follow-up studies it required from manufacturers, including Irvine-based Allergan, when it ended a moratorium on sales of silicone gel-filled breast implants in November 2006," according to the OC Register.
The FDA said preliminary results from the latest studies continue “to support the safety and effectiveness of these implants when used as intended.” But it added that “women should fully understand the risks before considering getting them.”
"Breast implants are not lifetime devices," says the FDA, and removal or replacement is likely. For as long as they're installed, women need to monitor them for tightening of the area around the implant (capsular contracture), tears or holes in the outer shell (implant rupture), wrinkling, uneven appearance (asymmetry), scarring, pain, and infection. The chance of complication increases the longer they're in service.
Notes the OC Register, the FDA reports it has "not yet found evidence that silicone implants lead to more serious health problems."
“Studies to date do not indicate that silicone gel-filled breast implants cause breast cancer, reproductive problems, or connective tissue disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis. However, no study has been large enough or long enough to completely rule out these and other rare complications,”
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.