A new study shows concern data on silicone implants, as they indicate an increase in arthritis, fetal death and even skin cancer,
Researchers have found that lwomen had a 4.5 times greater risk of premature death of the fetus and four times the risk of developing melanoma after his procedures.
Except six times higher risk of arthritis among women who had breast implants than those who did not have them, researchers have determined in the study of nearly 100,000 women,
The team at the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Houston, Texas, noted this this study is the most comprehensive on this point so far and that the findings are crucial to help women choose the implant they think fit for them.
The most popular implants approved by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) son silicone implants and implants filled with physiological saline,
But they have found this compared to physiological implants, women with silicone implants are twice as likely to have surgical complications, especially with the scars around the implant,
Silicone implants use plastic gel-filled envelopes, while physiological implants use silicone envelopes filled with sterile saline.
For reconstruction of the chest and the two implants are approved for women of all ages.
Breast augmentation, whose purpose is to increase the size or change the shape of the breast, is to have physiological implants approved for women of 18 years or older and Silicone implants are approved for women aged 22 and over,
Many women think this Silicone implants look more like real breasts than physiological implants, but they are more at risk if they break down,
SOSPECHAN INCREASING CANCER AND MORE DISEASES
In the early 1990s, the FDA banned silicone implants after several health problems associated with the association with cancer risk, connective tissue disease and autoimmune diseases.
However, no study produces a definitive link between silicone implants and these conditions, informs the portal Daily Mail,
Since the silicone implants from two manufacturers were approved in 2006, the FDA has conducted many approval studies, but no investigator has analyzed the database.
For the new study published in the magazine Surgery Analyzes, the team tested nearly 100,000 patients registered in surveys after approval between 2007 and 2010.
Approximately 80,000 had silicone implants and the rest received implants filled with physiological saline.
Researchers have found this women who had silicone implants had a higher risk of several rare side effects,
This includes rheumatoid arthritis; Sjogren's syndrome, an immune system disorder characterized by dry eye and dry mouth; and scleroderma, chronic hardening and tightness of the skin and connective tissue.
All these conditions were six to eight times higher in these women than in the general populationThey also have a 4.5 times higher risk of stillbirth, but not by miscarriage.
Researchers have also discovered this women with silicone implants have four times the risk of developing melanoma,
Silicon implants are also associated with an increased risk of surgical complications compared to saline solutions.
About five percent of women had scars around the implant, known as capsular contracture, compared with 2.8% of women with saline implants.
"We report an analysis of the largest future study so far on the safety of silicone breast implants"said Dr. Mark Clemans, Associate Professor at the Department of Plastic Surgery at the MD Anderson Cancer Center.
"We share critical information on the incidence of complications and rare associations with systemic disabilities. These data give women important information about the safety of silicone breast implants in order to have realistic expectations and help them choose the best for them, "explained the doctor.
The authors emphasize this although some risks are more common in women with silicone implants, "the absolute percentage of these unfavorable results is low".
"Women should not panic, but what they tell us is that something is happening and this is different from what women have said over the last two decades, "said Dr. Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Center for Health Research.
"This is still a cause for concern and we must think that all of these increased risks are accumulating. Not all women have all these diseases, but some agree on one another against others, which may be statistically different "Clemens said.
Dr. Stuart Linder, a plastic surgeon from Beverly Hills, California, is skeptical about the study.
"I use silicone implants, I have them for over 20 years, and I have not seen anything to suggest thatUnless the FDA shows that the risk is greater, then the products are considered safe and can be used in surgery, "he said.