20% of Breast Implants will be Replaced within 8 years

Jul 30, 2011 by

So says the FDA.

Would you have a surgery if you knew the device being placed in your body had a 20% chance of requiring a re-operation to remove it within 8-10 years? Well, the USA FDA says breast implants have that risk:

From the report:

Removal of the implant(s), with or without replacement, is one type of reoperation. As many as 20 percent of women who receive breast implants for augmentation have to have their implants removed within 8 to 10 years. You may need to have your implant removed at some time over the course of your life because of one or more local complications.

Please, read the full report on the FDA website http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ImplantsandProsthetics/BreastImplants/ucm064106.htm

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