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‘Silicone Implant Illness’

Science vs Myth?

Rohrich, Rod J. MD; Kaplan, Jordan MD; Dayan, Erez MD

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: April 22, 2019 - Volume PRS Online First - Issue - p
doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000005710
Special Topic: PDF Only

The purpose of this Special Topic article is to present the current state of scientific evidence related to the safety of silicone breast implants.

At the present state, there is overwhelming evidence to support the safety of silicone breast implants. Ultimately the decision to obtain, keep, or remove breast implants is the choice of the patient. If a patient chooses to remove their breast implants it is important to find a board certified plastic surgeon with expertise in breast surgery.

Ongoing studies are strongly encouraged in all areas from cancer detection to autoimmune disease as we strive for improved patient safety, patient awareness, and patient education. To the best of our body of scientific knowledge to date, there have not been any concrete or evidence-based studies or peer reviewed data concerning the formation of a new syndrome- “silicone implant illness”.

Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, Dallas, TX

Disclosures: Rod J. Rohrich, MD receives instrument royalties from Eriem Surgical, Inc and book royalties from Thieme Medical Publishing, he is a Clinical and Research Study Expert for Allergan Inc, Galderma, and MTF Biologics, and the owner of Medical Seminars of Texas, LLC. No funding was received for this article.

Jordan Kaplan, MD: none

Erez Dayan, MD: Consultant InMode Aesthetic Solutions. Owner/developer of

Corresponding Author: Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, 9101 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75231

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