Research is showing that women who have had breast implant surgery are more likely to attempt suicide later in life From the Washington Times:
“Dr. Lipworth [an epidemiologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center] analyzed the medical histories and death certificate data on 3,527 women who had cosmetic breast implant surgery between 1965 and 1993, following them for almost two decades after their surgeries. She found the suicide rate was triple that of women without implants. The risk was greatest – seven times higher – for women who got implants after turning 45.”
It would seem that this is a matter more of correlation than causation – suicidal women tend to have a more negative impression of themselves, leading some to get implants. It would be interesting to see the reverse numbers – how many women who attempted suicide have had implants, compared with the rest of the population.
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