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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
Abstract

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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