France To Pay To Remove Breast Implants Made Of Silicone “For Mattresses”
- Posted on: Dec 29 2011
Interesting and scary story out of France. A breast implant manufacturer, Poly Implant Prosthese, has been accused of using non-medical silicone (made “for mattresses”) in their breast implants. Approximately 30,000 women in France have these implants, which have an unacceptably high rupture rate. According to an article in CNN.com:
This shows the importance of the FDA regulatory process, as long and drawn-out as it may sometimes be. PIP saline implants were rejected by the FDA in 2000, a very appropriate move. If you are in the United States, make sure your breast implants are made by either Mentor or Allergan. A new implant, The Ideal Implant, may be on the horizon, but isn’t FDA approved… yet.
To read the CNN.com article, click HERE.
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