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Physicians weigh in on breast implant safety

Sermo physicians have previously debated the safety of different types of breast implants, dissecting the risks associated with silicone gel breast implants and saline implants, and detailing horrifying patient accounts of toxic mold/bacteria in or around certain implants.

When asked “assuming a patient is responsible about ‘upkeep/maintenance’ over time, do you think breast implants are safe?” over 2000 doctors from around the world weighed in. A whopping 52 percent believe no form of breast implants are safe.


The poll was fielded in February of 2017. 1627 physicians responded to the poll. The margin of error for the global poll was ±2%. More information about Sermo polling methodology can be found here.

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