Every woman wants to look sexy and breasts are the most significant way to attract men easily. In women body, the breast plays the main role for sensual looks. That is why there are bras available in the market with underwire, pigeons, quilted, padded and of course the latest version, those filled with water or gel.
The fashion industry offers a variety of alternatives to keep your breasts well curved, prominent, wealthy and foremost. The overwhelming tendency to make us look like a Barbie doll is very lucrative for the fashion industry to which it brings in millions of dollars. But the growing popularity of breast implants is a phenomenon which is even more troubling.If a gel filled bra provide you instantly with a double D breast size do not simply deplete all of your bank account on it, because breast implant is a much more dangerous proposition and, no doubt it is very expensive too.
As we told you earlier, in modern era to increase the volume of the breast cosmetic surgeons are using breast implants. These prostheses are usually silicone gel based because it offers a wide variety of form and texture as well as provides a very natural look. You must be aware of this, for many years, silicone gel has been accused of causing different disorders like autoimmune diseases, including rheumatic (including rheumatoid arthritis).
What Is A Breast Implant?
Breast implants are medical devices implanted in the breast tissue or under the chest muscle to increase the size of the breasts or to reconstruct breast tissue after mastectomy. In United States two types of breast implants are allowed, those filled with saline and silicone gel both kind of implants have silicone outer shell. The FDA had already warned in January of a possible association between breast implants and a rare form of cancer, lymphoma, anaplastic large cell (ALCL).
Risk Associated With The Brest Implant:
Today, the United States alone have 1.5 to 2 million women who have undergone the breast implants. A study by the FDA says that more than half of those with silicone implants for 6 to 10 years and 80% of those who have 10 to 15 years, will live at least once in the breakdown of the implant, and 21 % of them said implant will migrate to another part of their body (which in addition to being unsightly prove dangerous!). Others suffer ruptures, leaks and medical complications such as fibromyalgia or a thyroid problem.
Still, more than 200,000 American women receive implants for breast augmentation and 80 000 for a reconstruction (following surgery of the breast due to cancer or other medical reasons). Now, most women have mostly bailiff to saline implants, not silicone, but both are still covered with a silicone envelope.
Ah, remember that the saline-filled implants are also risks to health, including bacterial infections or even hematoma (bleeding). Temporary loss (and in rare cases, permanent) of sensitivity of a part of the breast is also possible. And to top it off, some studies have demonstrated that breast implants make breast cancer harder to detect, especially at the beginning of its formation. That is why it is recommended that breast implants should be replaced every ten years and should be monitored by regular MRI .The U.S. Agency of Medicines (FDA) has raised an alert and clarify that the biggest risks associated with implants is a “silent rupture.”
No Greater Risk Of Breast Cancer!
Several studies have already reported results stating that women with breast prosthesis showed no increased risk of breast cancer. But these data were limited in number and the duration of follow-up is not more than 10 to 15 years. To get to the bottom, Danish researchers have followed almost 3000 women who opted for breast augmentation between 1973 and 1995. With a follow up to 30 years, this study has the longest follow-up ever conducted on the subject.
The results are clear that no risk of additional breast cancer were recorded in breast implants. The researchers even noted a significant decrease is the only risk. No other increased cancer risk was found among these women, apart from superficial skin cancer (not melanoma) that could be linked to sun exposure. The women made it happen over time in the sun, wearing their new breasts?
Complications Are Possible
The silicone breast implants therefore do not pose risk for the cancer. Nor does it interfere with breastfeeding, to finish with some ideas. Note however that the presence of such prosthesis has an influence on mammograms.
In January 2004, Afssaps believed that a “prosthesis filled with silicone gel has a shelf life that we can accurately estimate prior since it depends on the possible occurrence of complications:
The main complication of these implants is “capsular contracture”. The formation of a capsule around an implant is a normal reaction of the body that forms a sort of membrane around any foreign tissue to isolate and protect themselves. But in some cases, this membrane thickens to form a fibrous shell and it is a capsular contracture. Depending on its severity, the formation of the shell can be painful and cause complications aesthetic requiring further surgery.
Another complication, rupture is favored by a violent shock or length of the implant. The gel can remain in the fibrous envelope surrounding the implant (then there is no symptoms) or pass through, which can cause a reaction of the organism against the foreign body and therefore the formation of nodules (siliconomas) and sometimes inflammation of lymph nodes. In case of symptomatic rupture, the implant will be surgically removed and replaced.
The formation of wrinkles or waves can also appear with prostheses pre-filled flexible gel. This complication may esthetic lead to premature wear of the implant and thus its rupture.
Who Undergo With Breast Implantation
The agency has recommended that 5 to 10 million women worldwide are currently using these implants or plastic surgery, as part of breast reconstruction after mastectomy.
New Guidelines Associated With Breast Implants:
Today, the Food and Drug Administration wants to be clearer about the risks associated with breast implants and publishes new guidelines. Breast implants are associated with significant local complications, and implanted devices remain in place for long times have the greater the risk of complications, the U.S. Agency warns.
Local complications and side effects include capsular contracture, the need for further surgery, removal or rupture of the implant, as was seen in France with PIP prostheses. Many women may also feel pain in their breasts; some have wrinkles, asymmetry, scarring and persistent infections.
The FDA reiterates the need for regular monitoring with the doctor, with MRI scans to detect periodic “breaks silent “of the implant. It is also recommended to immediately notify the physician if any unusual symptoms like pain, asymmetry, swelling or hardness of the breasts occur.
Breast implants are not having permanent life. The more you keep your implants, the more you’ll have to replace them, warns the FDA, which also recommends that women concerned to participate in ongoing studies to detect possible complications in the long term. Health professionals, for them, are invited to provide the women concerned, in addition to an application for consent all the information “critical” need to make an informed decision and to report adverse events associated with it.
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