With the recent alarm of a foreign breast implant manufacture, PIP, using industrial grade silicone in the construction of their breast implants and the consequence of thousands of women being forced to have breast revision surgery to remove the defective implants the question still remains are breast implants safe?
In spite of objections to the contrary, the breast implant has been studied more intensely and longer than any other medical implant device in the history of modern medicine. With the exception of foreign manufactures, US breast implant manufactures have spent years and millions of dollars researching and developing breast implants to the level of safety required by the careful scrutiny of the FDA.
Breast implants have been deemed safe and effective for the treatment of breast reconstruction, breast augmentation, and breast revision, for women who meet the requirements, and when properly managed for their intended use.
The FDA recommends that women who have silicone breast implants undergo a MRI screening every three years. This is to assess possible cases of rupture since silicone breast implants may not pose any symptoms of rupture.