Women are being told that breast implants are safe. There are plastic surgeons stating on social media, including YouTube, Facebook and Instagram, that breast implants are lifetime devices and don’t need to be removed or replaced unless there’s a problem. They claim most will last a woman’s lifetime, in contradiction with FDA and manufacturer guidelines.
A world-renowned plastic surgeon that has explanted thousands of women, including celebrities, conducted her own survey based on her patients with breast implants. Sixty-six percent of silicone implants were ruptured, or the shells compromised, in her patients presenting with implants that were 10 years old.
Silicone breast implants were conditionally approved in 2006, with the responsibility being put on manufacturers to conduct long term studies. Initial studies didn’t go beyond 6 years (women that had breast implants 6 months – 3 years were included in the results).
Here it is ten years later.
“The Mentor Core Study enrolled 1,008 patients and follow-up rates at 9 years post-implant were 59 percent. Mentor enrolled more than 40,000 women in their Large Study. In this study, Mentor has collected 3-year data for 21% of participants.”
Most women that were supposed a part of a study have NO IDEA they’d been included and have never had follow-up. Mentor doesn’t stand alone in this regard.
I ask again, ‘HOW LOW IS THE BAR?’ in regard to women’s safety!
Instead of being told they are safe, women getting breast implants should be told that they will be HUMAN GUINEA PIGS and that breast implants have never actually been proven safe!
#FDA #HealthCanada #Women’sHealth #HumanGuineaPigs