If your breasts are depicting some major milestones in your life, something like “I am in my troubled forties,” or “I recently gave birth”, that’s enough to make you cringe or board a train to oblivion.
The point is, nobody, including you, loves to look odd or old.
Because of this uncomfortable feeling, many women are doing all they can to get their dream bust. According to 2015 report by American Institute of Plastic Surgeries, nearly 280,000 women and teenagers underwent surgery to have their breasts enlarged with silicone or saline implants!
And, the number of people going for breast augmentation has nearly tripled, with over 101,000 of these procedures having been conducted since 1997.
But, as much as these procedures sound appealing, there are health risks that come with them too.
The kind of procedure you choose to undergo might make or break your breasts.
There are a couple of breast augmentation procedures out there, but most of these methods have their own share of trouble to the users.
This post discusses various breast augmentation procedures – breast lifts, breast surgery, injections and implants – you might want to undergo and the kind of risk you are likely to expose yourself to.
Breast Lifts Surgery
A breast lift raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue. So you can easily achieve more sensuous contours by lifting your drooping breasts to give you a youthful, perkier projection.
But why are boob lifts bad for your health?
- Permanent loss of nipple sensation – This may be as a result of damage occasioned to nerves. Unfortunately, this can be permanent.
- Necrosis – This is presence of dead tissue which may cause skin discoloration and stiffness. It results from tissue misalignment, making it hard for blood circulation and nutrition supply to some tissue.
As a result, it may lead to death.
- Breast Asymmetry – The breast enhancement procedures might lead to irregularities or asymmetry in the shape and size of the breasts. This could occur as a result of changes during the healing process.
Also, surgery might not successfully correct pre-existing asymmetry.
- Partial or Total Loss of The Nipples or Areolae - Rarely, the blood supply to the nipple or areola is interrupted during a breast lift. This can damage breast tissue in the area and lead to the partial or total loss of the nipple or areola.
- Difficulty Breast-feeding - While breast-feeding is usually possible after a breast lift, some women might have difficulty producing enough milk.
Besides, breast lift, like any major surgery poses a risk of infection, bleeding, and an adverse reaction to anesthesia.
Breast injections are popular especially among those who don’t want invasive breast augmentation procedures. And, of all breast enlargement procedures – silicone implants, saline, among others – breast injections the cheapest.
While the injections may work, they also cause severe side effects, including the need to remove both breasts.
Other effects include:
- Major recurrent infections and multiple sinuses, many years getting PAH injection.
- No improvement in the case of sagging breasts.
- Fat re-absorption effect.
- Breast screening becomes difficult.
- Breast asymmetry.
This most preferred method for slim women because she might lack adequate fats to undergo fat transfer breast augmentation.
The most common type of breast implants in the market today include: silicone and saline implants.
But, as much as they give you the bust of you have always desired, they are not safe.In fact, nearly 43,000 implant removal procedures were reported in 2015.
Silicone breast implants have been linked to various short-term complications:
- Connective tissue disorders.
- Immunologic disturbances
- Increased risk to developing other chronic diseases including cancer
- Infections and contracture of the tissue surrounding the breast implants, which leads to discomfort, pain, and an abnormal appearance of the breast.
- Mental confusion and loss of memory.
- Besides, animal studies, have shown that silicone could easily leak into the body and as a result cause tumors in your body.
Summing it up…
It is important to evaluate the risk associated with your breast enhancement procedures. As appealing as breast augmentations may seem, some of these procedures may cause adverse side effects in your body.