Excess Mortality From Suicide and Other External Causes of Death Among Women With Cosmetic Breast Implants

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Annals of Plastic Surgery. 59(2):119-123, August 2007.
Lipworth, Loren ScD; Nyren, Olof MD; Ye, Weimin PhD [S]; Fryzek, Jon P. PhD; Tarone, Robert E. PhD; McLaughlin, Joseph K. PhD

This report indicates that women who receive implants for breast enhancement are three times more likely to commit suicide. The report also shows that deaths related to alcohol or drug dependence also were three times higher among women who had the cosmetic procedure.

To read the abstract: http://tinyurl.com/23rp49.