Silicone Breast Implants

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An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration recommended that the 11-year ban on the sale of silicone breast implants be lifted. What do you think?

"There's absolutely nothing dangerous about silicone implants, unless they are inserted into a woman's body."

Peter Bosniak • Investment Banker

"The only options are sand- and water-based implants? What about air and fire implants?"

Brian Berebbi • Researcher


"Breast implants are a personal decision that should be left to the women—those poor, small-tattied women."

Matthew Decoster • Systems Analyst

"Why are you asking me if the ban on implants should be lifted? What are you implying? That my breasts are too small?"

Michelle Magee • Florist


"The ban should not only be lifted, but separated, as well."

Wilma Hines • Political Activist

"They have to lift the ban. Doctors are bound by the Hippocratic oath to do whatever they can to help people."

Andy Rocco • Line Cook