FDA Releases Silicone Breast Implants for Use.
Recommends Breast MRI to detect ruptures.
Silicone breast implants were removed from the market for several years due to concerns about the health implication of rupture. After much research, the suspected side effects of rupture were found to be very low and silicone implants have again been released for use. However, because of concerns about local reactions or migration of the silicone from the chest wall to other organs, MRI has been recommended every 3 years to detect silent rupture.
Lexington Diagnostic Center has been on the forefront of providing Breast MRI for implant rupture determination as well as for Cancer detection in women with high risk for breast cancer, or who have very dense breasts or implants. (See press release below)