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Women’s Health: Should I Have My Breast Implants Removed?

Posted by Melissa Chefec

Chrissy Teigen, model, television personality and author, announced earlier this week that she is having her implants removed, citing that they served her well but that she no longer wants them and that she wants her breasts to reflect her true dress size. Over the last several years, plastic and reconstructive surgeons have received calls from women concerned about the risks of breast implants. The question often asked is “Should I have my implants removed?” Women cite a constellation of symptoms sometimes known as “breast implant illness” and a rare type of cancer associated with breast implants. Click HERE for the full article.

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