Silicone Implants: Safety and Psychology

Some people wonder why there are women that are paying thousands of dollars to have breast and/or butt implants. Is it the pressure caused by celebrity lifestyle? It would seem like it. And there are those that admit that this is so.

“I just love [insert celebrity’s name here] so much, I want to be just like her!” Some might say. Others may be in it because most of their friends have also got themselves done, whether it’s their nose, breast, or butt, while there are cases where women are in it to boost self-esteem as their breasts haven’t developed fully, a condition called micromastia.

With this in mind, let’s look at the safety and psychology behind this particular body augmentation and why it’s the number one cosmetic surgery for over a decade.

Are Breast Implants Safe?

The answer is a resounding yes. However, similar to other surgeries there are risks that are involved, risks that can potentially be fatal if someone doesn’t educate themselves in this area.

If it’s safe, why are there a lot of deaths surrounding breast implants or any other implants for that matter?

The answer is authenticity.

What most people don’t understand is today’s implants have developed to a point where the risks have been reduced to a staggering two percent. Unlike silicone implants years before where the material is encase in a shell, today it’s different.

Surgeons in this field refer to this as Gummy Bear Implants. The material made up of a cohesive, high molecular weight, cross-linked soft, rubbery gel is solid through and through greatly reducing the risk of it leaking or rupturing, as well as eliminating the need for a periodic MRI scan.

The deaths surrounding implants is due to fraudulent doctors performing surgeries on patients. These unqualified shams are often sought out by those that don’t have enough money to undergo a legitimate operation in a legitimate clinic conducted by a legitimate surgeon.

The highly risky operation often times involves injecting silicone in its liquid form. The body sees this foreign material as an invasion and tries to reject it resulting in granuloma, an inflammation of tissue in an area.

As the silicone is in its liquid form it has the capability of migrating in other areas of the body causing a lot of complications such as pulmonary embolism, disruption of kidney function, allergic reactions, and in severe cases death.

Psychology Behind Implants

Women undergo breast implants for a lot of reasons. For those who have given birth, although their whole body has recovered, the pregnancy caused their breasts to lose its natural firmness. Others who are affected by micromastia opt for the surgery to correct their breast’s underdevelopment.

There are studies suggesting that breast implants has positive psychological effects on women. Those that underwent the operation have followed a healthier lifestyle, became more outgoing, and experienced decrease in social anxiety.

However, it’s important for women to keep in mind that implants should be done for themselves and not for the sake of others. There are even surgeons out there who refuse to perform implants on patients who are undergoing divorce and other psychological issues explaining that the operation is not a cure to a fragile sense of self.

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