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Are breast implants linked to suicide?

by:Tuowei     2019-06-07

In 2006, surgeons performed 383,886 breast implants in the United States, a slight increase from 100,000 operations 10 years ago [

SOURCE: American Society of Plastic Surgery.

Breast augmentation is still the second most popular cosmetic surgery in addition to liposuction, 403,684 of which are performed in the United StatesS. in 2006 [

SOURCE: American Society of Plastic Surgery.

There are many known risks associated with breast implants and there is considerable controversy about silicone implants that are allowed to return to the United StatesS.

Market after November 2006year ban.

But now there is a new risk factor: suicide.

Several studies, including one published in the August 2007 issue of the plastic surgery Yearbook, found a link between breast augmentation and an increase in female suicide rates.

The August 2007 study surveyed 3,527 Swedish women who had breast enhancement operations between 1965 and 1993.

The researchers believe that women who were implanted purely for cosmetic reasons-

Not part of a reconstruction operation.

Some women were part of a study conducted by researchers eight years ago, and many were followed for at least a decade.

Of the 3,527 women, 24 committed suicide and the suicide rate was three times that of the general population.

'It was not until 10 years after implantation that the risk of suicide increased significantly,' the researchers wrote '[

Source: History of plastic surgery].

After 10 to 19 years of surgery, the suicide rate reached 4.

It is five times the total population of women.

After 20 years or more, 6 times higher [

Source: History of plastic surgery].

The suicide rate among women aged 45 and over was also high, with an average suicide occurring 19 years after surgery.

In addition to the increase in suicide rates, 14 women in the study died from drug use or alcohol abuse, three times the average death rate [

Source: Yahoo News.

The researchers also found that the incidence of injuries and accidents caused by drugs and alcohol was higher [

Source: History of plastic surgery].

The study showed no increase in breast cancer deaths, but the researchers noted in their report that breast implants can interfere with breast X-rays and other breast cancer detection methods.

The researchers also found an increase in deaths from lung cancer and other smoking

However, a 2006 Canadian study found that the incidence of [cancer] was low

Source: History of plastic surgery].

Researchers in the Swedish study believe smoking levels are rising

Past studies have found that women with breast implants in Denmark and Sweden are more likely to smoke regularly.

On the next page, we'll look at what the results of these studies mean for the possible connection between implantation and suicide, and what doctors and scientists are trying to do to change it.

Are breast implants linked to suicide?

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