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Platinum in Breast Implants

I saw a discussion about platinum being a component of a breast implant device. Do you believe the presence of this metal can harm women?

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Platinum in Breast Implants

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Platinum is used in creation of the outer shell of the implant.  The amount of platinum is extremely small.  Platinum itself is very unreactive and should pose no problem for women with implants.

 

 

Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
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Platinum in Breast Implants

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It is not so much that the platinium is an ingredient as it is a catalyst for the silicone. The amount of this metial in the silicone itself in practically negligible.

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Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Platinum in breast implants

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The FDA has approved the manufacturing of breast implants via these methods that use low levels of elements. Studies have shown NO EFFECT!

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Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Platinum Not Harmful

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The platinum that is used in the process of the manufacturing is not harmful in anyw ay to women.  There have been reports of some elevated levels of platinum in patients, but the studies were suspect as to who commisioned and performed them.  It is an inert material and causes no issues.

Barrington Plastic Surgeon
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Platinum and Breast Implants

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Platinum is used in the curing and processing of the breast implant shell. Platinum is one of the most inert (NON-interactive) compounds in existence - more so than gold. It poses NO risk whatsoever.

Memphis Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 52 reviews

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