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July 27, 1994

Silicone Gel Breast Implants

Author Affiliations

Fort Myers, Fla

JAMA. 1994;272(4):271. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03520040031021

To the Editor.  —I rise to the bait tossed out by the Council on Scientific Affairs (CSA) in their report on silicone breast implants.1 This august group suggests that I discuss the risks and benefits with the patient and then let her choose. The benefits are obviously in the mind of the patient; I cannot suggest any additional benefits. The risks are unknown, or at least very uncertain. Just what is it that I am supposed to discuss?

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