Friday, December 23, 2011

implants 2

The Irish Medicines Board has decided against advising women to remove the suspect PIP breast implants. I find that a curious position to take. Presumably they think they are being conservative and prudent in their advise. There is no overwhelming evidence to suggest the silicon in the implants is dangerous; so they see no reason for women to rush to remove them.

As I said in yesterday's post I have mixed feelings about implants and cosmetic surgery when used for purposes other than reconstructive surgery. However, this silicon gel is not approved for medical use. It seems to me that advising women to wait to see whether or not it is dangerous is akin to asking them to be guinea pigs. The stuff never should have been put into their bodies. So it should be taken out. End of story.

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