Are Silicone Gel Breast Implants Safe?

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Are Silicone Gel Breast Implants Safe? Tip: Although the FDA's approval was based on research and information provided by the companies manufacturing the implants, the approval for silicone gel breast implants was made with the stipulation that the companies would continue the studies through ten years. The post-approval studies should include items such as complication rates, association with connective tissue diseases, potential effects on offspring of women with silicone gel breast implants, rates of cancer, suicide, rupture and potential effects on reproduction and lactation.



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