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Risks Involved in Breast Implants

Women get breast implants for various reasons including enhancement of their body features and shape. According to studies, women who are between the ages of 30 to 39 are the ones that undergo breast augmentation the most. One of the main reasons for them to take a surgical option is that after child birth, they tend to lose the volume of their breasts and this is unbearable for some women because it is a huge blow on their confidence.

After child birth, there is no exercise or medication that can restore the original shape and volume of a woman’s natural body and hence they opt for a surgical method. This treatment, which is more like a makeover is popularly known as “Mommy makeovers” and it’s usually a package of breast implantation, liposuction, and tummy tucking.

Even young girls tend to get boob jobs when they are not happy with them. Doctors are not supposed to perform the surgery on girls under the age of 22 since their breasts are still developing at that period. The FDA also doesn’t recommend the use of implants on girls under the age of 18 mainly because of the dangers of breast implants.

Breast feeding

Women who have breast fed babies will find it difficult to feed them because of the implants. Studies have found that these children may suffer if the implant ruptures and the silicone gel mix with the breast milk. Low birth weight is one among the risks that can occur to a baby born to a mother with implants.

Rupture of silicone gel-filled implants

The silicone gel used in implants is thick and this is why it gets unnoticed when the implant ruptures. The gel might stay inside the shell or might be just around the scar tissue that forms around the implant, inside the breasts. This is known as “silent rupture”. The silicone gel may move to other parts of the body like the chest area, arms, and arm pits to form lumps which are almost impossible to remove.

Rupture and deflation in saline filled implants

Rupture and deflation of saline filled implants will lead t the spread of the saline solution in the body very quickly. The FDA approves only certain surgical methods to fix saline filled implants and strongly disapproves methods like closed capsulotomy, usage of other substances than sterile saline, injection through implant shell, stacking of implants, and alteration of implant.

In addition to these risks, you may have to face capsular contraction, additional surgeries to maintain the implant or in case of rupture of displacement, surgery during the removal of the implant, and many more dangers of breast implants. This is why it is very important to make sure if you require it or not, and if you’re getting it done, how to be careful throughout.