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The silicone breast implant controversy

what women need to know

by Frank B. Vasey

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  • 26 Currently reading

Published by Crossing Press in Freedom, CA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Breast implants -- Complications,
  • Silicones -- Toxicology,
  • Consumer education

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 135-142) and index.

    Statementby Frank B. Vasey and Josh Feldstein.
    ContributionsFeldstein, Josh.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRD539.8 .V38 1993
    The Physical Object
    Pagination153 p. ;
    Number of Pages153
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1419649M
    ISBN 100895946092, 0895946106
    LC Control Number93029670

      Leading the fight against silicone implants is Sybil Niden Goldrich, a breast cancer survivor who after a mastectomy had four sets of implants put in and four sets taken out. In the early s, the FDA banned silicone breast implants in response to public concerns about health risks including cancer, connective tissue diseases, and autoimmune disorders. Later research found no link between breast implants and these diseases. In , the FDA approved silicone gel-filled implants from two manufacturers, Allergan and.

    The controversy over the safety of silicone breast implants is still not resolved after nearly a decade. In summary, the silicone implants are not inert and silicone does not fulfill the characteristics of an ideal prosthesis. Very careful detailed informed consent should be taken from the patient considering a silicone breast implant. Introduction. For decades, breast implants have been used to augment or reconstruct the female breasts. Three types of implants are available: implants filled with saline, implants filled with silicone gel (SG) and silicone oil and implants filled with a mixture .

    Litigation over silicone breast implants started with a bang and ended with a whimper. Lawsuits alleging such harm as cancer and autoimmune disease raked in millions of dollars throughout the s, putting silicone breast implant manufacturers out of business or in danger of bankruptcy. Silicone breast implants. Silicone implants were first popularized in the ’s. Controversy in the early ’s led to widespread fear about the possibility of silicone breast implants causing autoimmune diseases in women or possibly linked to cancer development.


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The Silicone Breast Implant Controversy: What Women Need to Know Hardcover – September 1, by Frank B. Vasey M.D. (Author), Josh Feldstein (Author) out of 5 stars 3 ratings See all formats and editionsCited by: 6.

The majority of the controversy over implants has surrounded those filled with silicone. But both saline and silicone-filled implants have a. Saline breast implants are available to women age 18 and older for breast augmentation and to women of any age for breast reconstruction.

Silicone breast implants. Silicone implants are pre-filled with silicone gel — a thick, sticky fluid that closely mimics the feel of human fat. Buy The Silicone Breast Implant Controversy: What Women Need to Know by Frank B Vasey, Jenny Jones (Foreword by), Josh Feldstein online at Alibris.

We have new and used copies available, in 1 editions - starting at $ WebMD explains breast augmentation, including the pros and cons of saline and silicone implants, cost of surgery, potential problems and complications, and recovery time.

A large number of epidemiological studies looking into any potential associations between silicone breast implants and breast cancer, as well as other cancers, provides good evidence that silicone breast implants do not result in a higher frequency of breast cancer (Berkel et al.,Brinton et al., Bryant and Brasher,Deapen et al.

Breast augmentation is the enlargement of the breasts through the insertion of saline or silicone implants. Implants are inserted behind the breast tissue or the chest muscle. You may worry that chemicals in your breast implants will mix with breast milk.

Some breast implants are filled with saline water. Healthcare providers see no harmful effect if saline water mixes with breast milk. Some breast implants contain a chemical called silicone. Some healthcare providers say it is okay to breastfeed if you have silicone.

Problems with breast implants Throughout the s and s, class-action lawsuits claimed that Dow Corning's silicone breast implants caused systemic health problems. The claims first centered on breast cancer and then migrated to a range of autoimmune diseases, including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and various neurological problems.

After over a decade out in the cold, silicon was allowed back into breast implants in — but in a new form. The FDA, after years of study and experiments, finally allowed silicone gel-filled. The silicone breast implant controversy: what women need to know.

[Frank B Vasey; Josh Feldstein] Book: All Authors / Contributors: Frank B Vasey; Josh Feldstein. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number. Silicone Gel-Filled Implant Rupture. Silicone breast implants can rupture at any time after your implant surgery, but the longer an implant is in place, the greater the possibility an implant may.

Journals & Books; Register Sign in. Sign in Register. Largely without any specific safety concern or allegation critical of it, another silicone gel-filled implant was swept up in the breast implant controversy.

At the time, most testicular implants were constructed of the same materials as silicone gel breast implants. Silicone artificial testicles had been used nearly as long as the breast implants.

Reviewed in the United States on Ma A terribly innacurate review of the scientific literture is portrayed in this book to conclude there was ever any systemic illness associated with silicone implants. Dozens of large studies Reviews: 3.

Regarding potential autoimmune response, one study noted that for 75 percent of patients affected, removal of their silicone breast implants provided significant relief of. Eleven years after most use of silicone-gel breast implants was banned amid fears they were dangerous, the Food and Drug Administration is considering letting them back on the U.S.

market. Inshe documented her treatment of women with breast implant disease in her book The Naked Truth about Implants: From Harm to Healing. The book includes a detailed history of the implant controversy and a review of the major research into complications of breast implants.

Women with Breast Implants Should Not Need to Wait for Safety Information They Urgently Need by Guest Contributor July 1, by Rose Weitz and Diana Zuckerman Although breast implants have been sold since the s, the U.S.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first approved the use of silicone gel breast implants in By then, many women with implants had. Silicone Breast Implants: Why Has Science Been Ignored. Janu Silicone Implant Controversy Puts Lawyers on Trial Michael Fumento Janu Categories (11)th, st airborne (1)Abortion (7) Books.

All Fumento Books; The. Figure 1. Photograph of a woman holding a breast implant. In Novemberthe FDA approved two silicone gel-filled breast implants: the Allergan Natrelle and the Mentor MemoryGel.The silicone breast implant controversy: what women need to know / by Frank B.

Vasey and Josh Feldstein. Format Book Published Freedom, CA: Crossing Press, c Description p. ; 24 cm. Other contributors Feldstein, Josh. Notes Includes bibliographical references .Node Smith, ND.

Silicone molecules from breast implants can initiate processes in human cells that lead to cell death. Researchers from Radboud University have demonstrated this in a new study that will be published on 12 June in Scientific Reports.

“However, there are still many questions about what this could mean for the health effects of silicone breast Date: