Beware of Illegal Breast and Butt Implants

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Gottlieb said the agency will continue to go after providers of these unlawful services, but he said public education will be where FDA has its greatest impact on this problem.

Injectable silicone is different from the silicone contained within approved breast implants, FDA said, because the breast implant shell keeps the silicone from migrating within the body. Injectable silicone is currently only approved by FDA for intraocular ophthalmic use.

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