Women’s breasts are a very powerful symbol of femininity. They’re associated with fertility, motherhood, and ultimately, sexual appeal. It’s no wonder women are constantly obsessed with cup sizes and making their own breasts look bigger and perkier.
You’ve probably yearned to have bigger breasts – even already well-endowed women think they could use an additional cup size. You’re definitely not the only female to think along those lines.
For years, women have been trying to alter their breast sizes to varying degrees of success. From stuffing bras with tissue paper to full-on injection of silicone, the well-documented efforts of breast enlargement will impress (or appall).
The first breast enlargement procedure using silicone implants took place 50 years ago – although some women were known to have silicone directly injected into their breasts before then. The patient went from a B to a C cup – it boosted her self-confidence and enjoyed extra attention from men. Her story is a happy one, although the same can’t be said for many other women.
These are some of the side effects of breast implants that you should consider before making a decision to go through surgery:
Breast implants have the risk of breaking or rupturing, especially when your breasts undergo trauma or compression. As implants age, they are also more susceptible to deflation. In this situation, you’ll need to get them replaced by going through surgery.
When silicone implants leak, complications such as hardening or scarring of breast tissue can occur within your breast.
- Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma
ALCL is a rare lymphoma that affects white blood cells. Its most common symptom is the accumulation of fluid around the breast implant. To treat this, the implant must be removed and the woman must undergo therapy.
Breast implants have also caused difficulties in breast-feeding and mammographies. Some women also claim to have lost some sensation on their breasts because of the damage to the nerve endings resulting from surgery. Loss of sensation is permanent and cannot be treated.