WASHINGTON (CBS) — The Food and Drug Administration has declared silicone breast implants are safe…but unlike diamonds, they are not forever.

New guidelines suggest women get their implants changed every ten years.

They say this will lessen the chance of rupture as well as lessen the chances of a woman’s developing a rare form of cancer.

The new recommendations come after several long-term studies.

As Stacey Butler reported in the KCAL9 News at 10 p.m. Wednesday, most doctors advocate the new recommendations as common sense.

The devices were never intended to be life-long enhancements, she reported…even if some women did feel once in, they’re in.

In 2010, more than 400,000 breast enlargement procedures were reported in the United States.

Silicone implants were banned for a while and fell out of favor in the early 90s when many women reported leaks or ruptures.

New manufacturing guidelines, and approval studies by satisfied customers, led to the re-emergence of the implants by 2006.

Comments (9)
  1. Mary says:

    Do women have feeling in their breast when they have these? I think unless medically needed; breast cancer, etc., it would be silly to own them. If I ever did, I wouldn’t want my husband to know they were fake – I would be embarrassed. I guess I am thankful to own my 32 A’s.

    1. sue says:


  2. Mary says:

    And in 10 years, how does a woman tell her husband, “Well Honey, it’s time to change my boobs?”

    1. adolfo says:

      Right on Mary. Women are beautiful the way God made them and any enhancements only cater to the fetishes of simple minded men. If they don’t want you the way you are, then they are simply not worth your time.

      1. sue says:

        Mary must be ugly without any dates. Studies have shown that the beautiful, pretty child always receives more attention from teachers. Also, beautiful, pretty, good-looking teachers always receive more attention from children. Men are visual. Get out of your cave.

    2. sue says:

      If you brain cells connect, you don’t leave a foreign object in your body for years. After a certain amount of time, you change for updated and better ones.

  3. CAB says:

    The majority of women who have implants see themselves as inadequate and puruse this procedure on their own, i.e. husbands/boyfirends are not the primary impetus.

    1. sue says:

      Droopy boobs looking like hollow skin along with other issues. You must be like most people, looking like a blow up fish. Stay under your rock!!

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