The Good, The Bad & Ugly About Breast Implants

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Breast ImplantThere are two general types of breast implants  available  saline and silicone gel. Both consist of a silicone outer shell; the difference is what’s inside the implants.

  • Saline implants are filled with saline or sterile saltwater.
  • Silicone gel breast implants are filled with silicone gel.

Uses of Breast Implants

1. Added Volume and Curves
Some Redondo Beach women are born with breasts that are naturally small and flat and don’t provide their desired curves to their physique. Because breast implants especially add volume to the top of the breasts, a breast augmentation is a perfect way to add volume and curves to your silhouette, making you feel more voluptuous and feminine. Whet

2. Even Out Naturally Asymmetrical Breasts

All women have some degree of breast asymmetry. But for some Redondo Beach women, the differences in their breast sizes are so noticeable that it makes shopping for bras and bathing suits difficult, and the differences can be embarrassingly noticeable in clothing. A breast augmentation is a great way to balance out naturally uneven breasts for Redondo Beach women. Because you can choose a different breast implant size, shape and profile per breast, a breast augmentation can allow you to finally have evenly matched breasts that fit well into bras, bathing suits, and clothing.

3. Restore Breasts After Pregnancy and Aging
We all know that pregnancy can take a toll on a Redondo Beach mother’s body, especially her breasts. Mothers often end up with breasts that are sagging and have decreased volume, particularly if they breastfed their babies. And even women who do not have children notice similar changes in their breasts as gravity takes over as they age. A breast augmentation is a fantastic way to restore lost volume to breasts and make them appear more youthful and perkier.

4. Rebuild Breasts After a Mastectomy
Breast cancer is an extremely physically and emotionally difficult disease to deal with, and a mastectomy, though it can be life-saving, can leave a woman feeling like a shell of her former self. A post-mastectomy breast augmentation/reconstruction, which can be performed either using a woman’s own body tissue or a silicone or saline breast implant, can restore breasts and help cancer patients and survivors feel like themselves again. Dr. Granzow specializes in helping Redondo Beach women with mastectomy reconstructions and would be honored to discuss this procedure with you.

5. Increase Self-Confidence
For Redondo Beach women who are unhappy with the natural appearance of their breasts, their current look can make them feel inferior and lack confidence. A breast augmentation can be a confidence booster, making women feel more comfortable in their bodies and confident enough to step out in Redondo Beach in beach attire.

Complications Of Breast Surgery And Silicone And Saline Breast Implants include:

  • infection (bacteria and mold which can be released from the implant into the body)
  • surgical risks
  • anesthesia risks
  • chronic breast pain,
  • breast or nipple numbness
  • capsular contracture
  • scar tissue
  • hardened and misshapen breasts
  • breakage and leakage
  • necrosis (skin death)
  • need for additional surgery to deal with problems
  • dissatisfaction with how the breast looks
  • disfigurement
  • arthritis and joint pain
  • fatigue
  • memory loss
  • cognitive impairment: poor concentration
  • metal poisoning due to platinum exposure (in silicone implants)
  • silicone migration into lymph nodes and other organs
  • debilitating autoimmne disease such as fibromyalgia,dermatomyositis, polymyositis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, mixed connective-tissue disease, pulmonary fibrosis, eosinophilic fasciitis, and polymyalgia.

Changes in appearance and sensation – Breast implants can cause a loss of sensation in the breast and nipple, as well as pain. They can sometimes result in excessive scarring and wrinkling.

Surgical complications – Like any surgery, getting breast implants poses risks. Some women have surgical infections, bleeding, and swelling.

And last but not least, death – Additionally, it is harder to breastfeed (if at all), and harder to detect breast cancer. Conscientious women having regular breast cancer screenings have had their implants rupture from the pressure of a mammogram

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