Think Twice Before You Supersize

Just a few reasons to reconsider breast implants, in case you were on the fence…because surgically enhanced breasts are still on the wish list for some women.

Silicone gel breast implants cause known health problems, for example:

  • After just three years, 25% of augmentation patients have to undergo additional surgery due to complications like infection, loss of breast sensation, and formation of painful scar tissue around the implant.
  • Women who receive implants for augmentation frequently experience an increase in muscle and joint pain, muscle weakness, and fatigue.
  • Implants interfere with mammography readings so women with implants are less likely to detect breast cancer in the earliest stages.

Leaky breast implants

Silicone gel implants leak

  • The likelihood of rupture increases over time, but many women are not informed that when they chose breast augmentation it is likely they will have to replace a damaged or leaking implant at some point in the future.
  • Because most implants will eventually break, patients are burdened with extra unplanned financial costs. The cost of removing or replacing a leaky or deflated implant is often more expensive than the original procedure, leaving some patients with misshapen, painful breasts because they cannot afford the cost of follow-up surgeries.
  • The long term effects of silicone released into the body in unknown, but I am going to hazard a guess and assume that it can’t be good.

In the end, it turns out that the Victoria Secret-enhanced method is probably a safer and less expensive route to augmentation.

Ms. Skeptical

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  • Way to help get the word out there about the dangers and HUGE problems with breast implants. Breast Implants have become increasingly popular over the last 5-10 years. I’d like to know what all of these women are going to do in 5, 10 and 20 years when their breasts are deflated, deformed, scarred up and just plain SAD looking. And, when they have fatigue, muscle aches and brain fog so bad they can barely get out of bed!
    Girls- If you are considering breast implants….DON’T DO IT! Don’t give into the media and societal pressures. Keep your small, perfectly fine breasts, and keep your health!
    http://www.beautyandthebreast.org
    http://www.truthaboutbreastimplants.com

  • Michelle

    Krista, you are so right when you say “when they have fatigue, muscle aches and brain fog so bad they can barely get out of bed!” I’d have to admit that you couldn’t have said it any better. I was born a year before my mother had her implants removed. One was ruptured, and she believes it was ruptured in her for years, leaking silicone into her body. And she has muscle aches, has been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, AND has had a stroke so her brain is very foggy.. If you are wondering what the stroke has to do with it… well, they have found no cause. I blame it on silicone wedged into her brain. It’s heartbreaking because she spends most of her days in bed, and she never ever feels “good”. She’s either not feeling good, or feeling really bad. I’m glad I have seen the worse side of this issue. Although I wish I had larger breast, I will never go through this procedure…

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