Long-Term Safety of Silicon Breast Implants Still Unclear

October 18, 2018

(Reuters) – Women with silicone breast implants may have a higher risk of certain medical problems than women who don’t get implants, but more research is needed to get a complete picture of implant safety over the long term, a new U.S. study suggests. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned silicone breast implants in 1992 over concerns about an increased risk of cancer, connective tissue diseases and autoimmune disorders that were disproved by subsequent research.

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