Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ladies: Rotate Your Breast Implants Every 50,000 Miles

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WASHINGTON – Women who get silicone breast implants are likely to need additional surgery within 10 years to address complications such as rupturing of the device, U.S. health regulators said on Wednesday.

The Food and Drug Administration will work to revise safety labels for silicone breast implants after reviewing data from several long-term studies, which also showed that the products had a small link to a rare form of cancer.

Need any help determining exactly where to place those warning stickers? 'Cause I'm available!

“The key point is that breast implants are not lifetime devices,” said Jeff Shuren, director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. “The longer you have the implant, the more likely you are to have complications.”
Gives a whole new meaning to "high maintenance", doesn't it?

H/T Pat Dollard

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