Making the Decision

What Women Need to Know About Breast Implants
Debate swirls over the risks of breast implants, and women considering breast augmentation are justifiably confused by the conflicting information available. This summary provides information about what is known and not known about the risks of breast implants.

Complications of Saline Breast Implants
Implant manufacturers have done research showing that local complications, including pain, rupture, and the need for additional surgery, are very common within the first three years. Here are the statistics and implant problems that the implant makers provided to the FDA for breast augmentation patients.

Government Studies Link Breast Implants to Cancer
Two major studies by scientists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) raise questions about the long-term safety of breast implants. This article describes the findings about brain tumors, lung cancer, and suicide, as well as a potential overall increased risk of cancer for women with implants.