I didn't know until this morning that silicon breast implants are banned in Canada. I am not surprised, given that there is a high risk of health problems associated with silicon implants. Quite frankly, unless a woman has had surgery due to cancer or some other major issue, I see no reason to get implants.
Plastic surgeons and insecure women disagree with me.
Canadian cosmetic surgeons have been stretching the conditions outlined by Health Canada's Special Access Programme to help patients obtain the banned device. According to Health Canada's website: The Special Access Programme (SAP) provides access to non-marketed drugs for practitioners treating patients with serious or life-threatening conditions when conventional therapies have failed, are unsuitable, or unavailable.
And what do you suppose the "serious" and "life-threatening" reasons given for obtaining breast implants are?
..."small breasts" and "slight rippling of the skin through saline implants...
It's not like these women are even getting implants because they lost their breasts altogether due to cancer. I mean, I could respect that.
But small breasts?
And listen to this guy!
What is a legitimate reason to override a Health Canada safety ban? "A thin lady with very thin skin and not a lot of fat or breast tissue," said Dr. Dupre.
Health Canada isn't much better though.
"...We're not approving them. We're actually authorizing their release..." So, just one question. If authorizing their release isn't an approval, just what is it?