PARIS (Reuters) - The French government urged 30,000 women in France on Friday to seek removal of defective breast implants that a now-defunct company exported worldwide but it said there was no evidence that the product raised the risk of cancer.
The government said public healthcare funds would be used to finance the removals, which were recommended because of the risk of ruptures that could cause inflammation and irritation, at a cost which health officials estimated at 60 million euros.
Actress, activist and ’80s fitness guru Jane Fonda, in a Today Show appearance this week to promote her new exercise DVDs, spoke apologetically about reversing her position against plastic surgery.
A longtime feminist, she also told Matt Lauer why she took a U-turn on her stand against plastic surgery.
It wasn’t the first time that Fonda has publicly owned up to having had work done on her chin, neck and under her eyes. Nor was it the first time she sounded embarrassed about getting nip/tucked.
Actress Mariel Hemingway had her cleavage enhanced when she was younger, but was forced to have the implants removed after they ruptured.
She tells ET Online, "I actually had silicone in my blood. So I did hyperbaric oxygen treatment to turn the silicone into silicone citrate so it could pass, but it took a long time to get that out of my system.
"People have a right to know what the truth is about these things. You can make any choice you want... but know when you put plastic in your body you might have a reaction. Maybe you won't, and some don't. But you might."
"At 19 when I first got my breasts done, I wish that I was confident enough with my body to not have had surgery. That is something that I really want to encourage in my daughters, to embrace their healthy body and have confidence. I actually feel more confident in my skin now than in my 20's. Being confident is one of the sexiest qualities a woman can exude."