In most places, people have a pretty wide selection of lunchtime options: sushi, pizza, sandwiches, salads, hot dogs, stay at your desk and check your email or send out resumes. But for the women of Ireland, there was one more option: a 45-minute breast enhancement procedure. Well, at least there was.

According to the  May 26, 2012 edition of the Belfast Telegraph, “clinics in the Republic of Ireland have been requested by the Medicine Board to stop offering women a ‘lunch-time’ boob job that could interfere with breast cancer detection.”

“The 45 minute quick fix for those looking to increase their breasts by one cup size uses a substance known as Macrolane, a gel that can obstruct mammogram readings.

“While there are no known safety risks associated with the gel which stays in the body for up to 12 months before breaking down, the Medicine Board has written to just under 25 clinics offering the treatment requesting that they stop and advising them of the implications it has on detecting cancer.”

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