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Consequences of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration–Directed Moratorium on Silicone Gel Breast Implants: 1992 to 2006

Cole, Norman M., M.D.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: May 2018 - Volume 141 - Issue 5 - p 1137-1141
doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000004284
Cosmetic: Special Topics
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Summary: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration silicone gel breast implant moratorium occurred 25 years ago. The immediate and long-term consequences of the moratorium are reviewed and assessed.

Belmont, N.C.

Received for publication July 25, 2017; accepted October 27, 2017.

Disclosure:The author has no financial interest to declare in relation to the content of this article.

Norman M. Cole, M.D., 2208 Lake Ridge Drive, Belmont, N.C. 28012 n_cole@bellsouth.net

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