Silicone Breast Implants and Breast-Feeding

  title={Silicone Breast Implants and Breast-Feeding},
  author={Cheston M. Berlin},
  • C. Berlin
  • Published 1 October 1994
  • Medicine
  • Pediatrics
Breast implants made of silicone material have been used for three decades. It is estimated that by 1989 between 850 000 and 1 million women received these implants (60% for cosmetic reasons, 40% for reconstruction) (R.R. Cook, oral communication, 1994). There are no data on the incidence of breast-feeding in these women. Because of concerns about illnesses in women who have breast implants, especially connective-tissue disease (termed by some human adjuvant disease), in April 1992 the Food and…