Eur J Plast Surg (2007) 29:249–254 DOI 10.1007/s00238-006-0095-5 MEETING REPORT Moris Topaz & Constance Neuhann-Lorenz Accepted: 5 September 2006 / Published online: 22 November 2006 Springer-Verlag 2006 On 15 July 2006, IQUAM issued its VIIth Position Silicone gel-filled breast implants Statement, which reads as follows: IQUAM, the International Committee for Quality As- A. Since IQUAM’s former declarations, silicone gel surance, Medical Technologies and Devices in Plastic continues to be widely used for breast implants. No Surgery, is a professional medical and scientific organiza- better alternative material is available. tion committed to the surveillance of existing and new B. Additional medical studies have not demonstrated any medical technologies, devices, and procedures in plastic association between silicone-gel filled breast implants surgery and is dedicated to their safe use and to the and cancer or any other disease. These studies guarantee of patients’ safety. IQUAM reviews and eval- reconfirm prior data [1–4]. uates updated literature and studies, scientific data, and C. Silicone-gel filled breast implants do not adversely recommends standards of treatment for new devices or affect pregnancy, fetal development, breast-feeding, or technologies. IQUAM proscribes potentially deleterious use the health of breast-fed children [5–7]. of products, devices and technologies, or their unintended
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