The FDA approval of silicone breast implants for breast augmentation surgery has raised the questions of safety. FDA issuing a note of recommendations for patients undergoing silicone breast implant surgery has become an issue of debate among the plastic surgery community.

Surgery Risks
a. The FDA has recommended silicone breast implant recipients to undergo a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) test after 3 years of surgery to detect if there are any ruptures in the implants.
b. If any rupture is detected, the implant has to be removed and replaced again, through follow up surgeries.
c. Each MRI test costs $2,000, which is pretty expensive and is not covered by insurance.
d. In case rupture is detected the cost of follow up surgeries is expensive for majority of the women.
e. Breast enhancement surgeries are not covered by insurance.
f. Experts say that the currently approved silicone implants do not cause the silicone to spread all over the body if ruptured.