breast implant

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Noun1.breast implant - an implant for cosmetic purposes to replace a breast that has been surgically removed
implant - a prosthesis placed permanently in tissue
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In France, the estimated number of dangerous breast implants placed in women is 30,000, while in Sweden the number is 2,500.
The French government urged tens of thousands of women on Friday to seek removal of breast implants made of a suspect silicone gel by a firm that exported its product worldwide.
Preliminary safety data from postmarketing studies confirm that silicone gel-filled breast implants are safe and effective when used as intended, but their use carries certain risks.
British website The Register reminds a 2006 case in which a Bulgarian woman driver escaped relatively unscathed from a head-on pile-up with another vehicle when her 40DD breast implants absorbed most of the impact
In 2006, the FDA required the breast implants manufacturers Allergan and Mentor to conduct long-term studies on the safety of silicone gel breast implants.
Summary: JEDDAH: Noted Saudi specialists and consultants in cosmetic surgery have urged all Saudi women who have breast implants to speak with their surgeons to make sure the implants are not faulty.
Prof Sir Bruce Keogh, who is leading a government review into the risks from faulty breast implants, said the scheme would protect consumers.
Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, who is leading a government review into the risks from faulty breast implants, said the scheme would protect consumers.
One study published in The New England Journal of Medicine found that one in three women using breast implants for reconstruction required another operation within five years.
The reason is that "elective surgery" such as breast implants is becoming more and more common.
"The number of identified cases is small compared to the estimated 5 to 10 million women who have received breast implants worldwide.
Joyce, along with three other women, founded the Breast Implant Line of Canada in 1991 to provide support for women who, like her, had experienced the variety of problems and health concerns associated with silicone gel breast implants.