The Food and Drug Administration has concluded that breast implants are no keepers for life.
An FDA report cautions women with silicone breast implants that they need another surgery within 10 years to repair complications arising out if the implants. This include even rupturing of the device.
The health regulator, releasing the report on Wednesday, said it will also work to revise safety labels for silicone breast implants after reviewing data from several long-term studies.
The studies reportedly showed that the products had a small link to a rare form of cancer.
The key point is that breast implants are not lifetime devices. The longer you have the implant, the more likely you are to have complications, Jeff Shuren, director of the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health, is quoted as saying.
Although the studies overall confirmed its decision that implants can be used safely, the finding of the study that is making the most noise is the fact that breast implants are not something that women can hang on to for their entire lives.
The alarming revealtion is bound to ring loudly in the ears of some of the high-profile endorsers of plastic surgery. Celebrities, models among others in the constant glare of the media have come under the scanner often for choosing to go under the knife. From pop stars like Britney Spears and Christiana Aguilera, to high-profile celebs like Salma Hayek, Pamela Anderson and Carmen Electra are among those who quickly come to mind when reminded of breast implants.
Browse through the photos to see photos of some of the celebrities who should be worrying about the new implications of breast augmentation with regard to the latest FDA studies: