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History and overview of silicone breast implants

The very first breast implants were hardly worth the name - they were simply injections of silicone gel. This silicone was injected straight into the breasts, and created long-lasting and numerous health problems for the unfortunate women who underwent this procedure.

Silicone breast implants have been marketed since the 1960s, nearly 15 years before the FDA was even allowed to regulate them. In 1974, when the FDA began to regulate breast implants, all existing implants were allowed to continue being produced and sold.

In 1991, the FDA requested information from the manufacturers of silicone and other breast implants in an effort to determine whether or not the devices were safe. The reason for this 1991 evaluation was an increasing number of adverse effects reported primarily by women who had received silicone breast implants.

The result? The manufacturers of silicone breast implants were not able to prove their product was safe. Therefore, the FDA limited the use of these implants to "clinical trials" designed to resolve the questions of safety and health risks.

These "clinical trials" are a bit of a joke. Any plastic surgeon can enroll you in a clinical trial, so, in effect, silicone breast implants are not controlled at all.

Health risks of silicone breast implants

The most serious accusation against silicone breast implants are their relation to serious immune-related and connective-tissue diseases.

There were several retrospective studies analyzing women who had received silicone breast implants. The final analysis was that silicone breast implants did not contribute a large risk toward developing these types of diseases. Whether or not implants contributed a smaller risk is unknown - because these diseases are rare, studies on a much larger scale would be required to analyze and evaluate smaller risks.

Authorities have yet to find a link between breast implants and increased risk of developing breast cancer.

Other areas of concern

Doctors are quick to point out that, despite the lack of links between silicone breast implants and the diseases outlined above, there are other, far more common areas of health concern. These include rupture and migration of the silicone gel, infection and capsular contracture.

No one knows how frequently silicone breast implants rupture. Published studies show a rate somewhere between 5% and 51% -- with no way to tell where the actual rate of rupture falls. Two studies indicate that the risk of rupture increases as the implants age.

Capsular contracture affects up to 25% of women who receive implants. Capsular contracture can become painful and requires surgery to correct.

An all-natural alternative to silicone breast implants

One proven solution for women who are concerned about the risks or expense of silicone breast implants is the all-natural solution to breast enhancement offered by Perfect Curves.

Combine Perfect Curves breast enhancement pills with Perfect Curves gel and a daily regimen of breast enhancement exercises. Your gains won't be as fast as with silicone breast implants -- they will occur more slowly and naturally. You won't be introducing synthetic materials into your body. Instead, your increases in size will be your own tissue manufactured by your own body.

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