This article was so ridiculous that I had to post it.
Let me just say that I think breast implants are totally disgusting. The whole of idea of a healthy woman having her breasts cut open to insert foreign bodies of silicone into them is just gross! Also it makes finding cancerous lumps more difficult, never mind nursing a baby.
On another note, what is so bad about being flat-chested. Models are all flat chested, and they easily wear backless dresses, halter tops, and gowns with spaghetti straps. So I just don’t understand where these women are coming from.
Also, if you’re going have cosmetic surgery, it should be *your* job to know what you’re getting into. (That’s not to say doctors shouldn’t be sued for malpractice.) So if you (I used this word in the general sense) are SO stupid and SO desperate for a larger cup size that you would let some doctor put mattress grade silicone into your breasts, why should the government/taxpayers have to foot the fill?
Paris (CNN) — The French government will pay for tens of thousands of women to have silicone breast implants removed over concerns about a possible link to a rare form of cancer, the Ministry of Health said Wednesday.
French health authorities are due to make a recommendation Friday about whether women with implants by a company called Poly Implant Prosthese (PIP) must have them removed.
The ministry says about 30,000 French women have PIP implants, which are not currently approved for use in the United States.
According to a news release from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, PIP is now defunct. It says the company “used non-medical grade silicone believed by the manufacturers to be made for mattresses.”
The French government agency that evaluates the safety of medical products says 523 women have had them removed since a defect was discovered last year.
More than 1,000 implants have ruptured since then, the agency says.
Women will only be reimbursed for new implants if they were originally for reconstructive surgery, the Health Ministry said.
What will these crazy French people think of next?