Silicone breast implants are safe when used as intended but women should fully understand the risks before undergoing surgery.
That's the message today from the Food and Drug Administration.
A report released by the agency points out that breast implants are not meant for last your whole life.
The longer silicone gel breast implants stay in, the more likely there will be complications.
Consumer groups criticized the FDA in 2006 for approving the implants after a 14-year hiatus.
The agency says studies show the decision to allow them back on the market was a sound one.
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