Saturday, November 13, 2004

Breast Implant Dangers

We may start seeing commercials on TV for breast implants soon. How decadent have we become? We give anti-depressants to children. That is how decadent. But that will be another story. Right now, little girls are opting for another dangerous procedure. Check out the dangers in this article:

Surgical Risks:

Possible complications of general anesthesia, as well as nausea, vomiting and fever Infection Hematoma (collection of blood that may cause swelling, pain and bruising, perhaps requiring surgical draining) Hemorrhage (abnormal bleeding) Thrombosis (abnormal clotting) Skin necrosis -- skin tissue death resulting from insufficient blood flow to the skin. The chance of skin necrosis may be increased by radiation treatments, cortisone-like drugs, an implant too large for the available space, or smoking.Implant Risks:

Autoimmune diseases Capsular contracture (hardening of the breast due to scar tissue) Leak or rupture -- silicone implants may leak or rupture slowly, releasing silicone gel into surrounding tissue; saline implants may rupture suddenly and deflate, usually requiring immediate removal or replacement Temporary or permanent change or loss of sensation in the nipple or breast tissue Formation of calcium deposits in surrounding tissue, possibly causing pain and hardening Shifting from the original placement, giving the breast an unnatural look Interference with mammography readings, possibly delaying breast cancer detection by "hiding" a suspicious lesion."

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