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Breast implants deemed safe--again

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 25 July 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:230
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Silicone gel breast implants have been cleared of causing ill health by a government review, the third review in six years to proclaim the devices safe.

    But the Independent Review Group, which is responsible for the latest report, recommends that anyone seeking breast enlargement should receive full information about the procedure and be given an opportunity to discuss a checklist of issues with the surgeon before the …

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