Add It Up April 20 2005
Silicone and Neuticles
Number of years, prior to the Food and Drug Administration's April 13 reversal, that silicone breast enhancements had been banned ?
Number of women who began receiving settlement money last summer for faulty silicone implants from manufacturer Dow Corning ?
Approximate number of breast implants performed in America last year
Approximate number of Neuticles, or prosthetic testicles, surgically implanted in the scrotums of neutered dogs and cats worldwide ?
Average length, in inches, of a Neuticle for a three-pound dog ?
Cost of a pair of standard Neuticles for a small dog ?
Cost of custom-fitted UltraPLUS ScarRetard Neuticles for the same dog ?
Average cost of saline and silicone breast implants, respectively, at Buckhead Plastic Surgery ?
Approximate number of women to get breast implants at Buckhead Plastic Surgery last year ?
Number of animals euthanized at the Fulton County pound in 2003?
Approximate cost to perform all those implants ?
Approximate cost to adopt all those animals ?
Sources: Reuters, The New York Times, www.neuticles.com, Buckhead Plastic Surgery, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Food and Drug Administration??