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Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Apr 22. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000005710. [Epub ahead of print]

'Silicone Implant Illness': Science vs Myth?

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Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, Dallas, TX.


The purpose of this Special Topic article is to present the current state of scientific evidence related to the safety of silicone breast implants.At the present state, there is overwhelming evidence to support the safety of silicone breast implants. Ultimately the decision to obtain, keep, or remove breast implants is the choice of the patient. If a patient chooses to remove their breast implants it is important to find a board certified plastic surgeon with expertise in breast surgery.Ongoing studies are strongly encouraged in all areas from cancer detection to autoimmune disease as we strive for improved patient safety, patient awareness, and patient education. To the best of our body of scientific knowledge to date, there have not been any concrete or evidence-based studies or peer reviewed data concerning the formation of a new syndrome- "silicone implant illness".

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