South Africa and Africa at large is arguably still not open to the topic of women getting breast implants. those that have gone under surgery to perfect their chest area are either ridiculed, judged and used as bad role model examples. But why is it so when statistics show that 279,143 breast augmentations procedures take place every year in America?
What is Breast augmentation, or augmentation mammoplasty? it is a surgical procedure that aims to increase the size, shape, or fullness of the breast. Implants last from 7 to 12 years on average.
Breast sugery is mostly done for aesthetic purposes but why the fear of getting breast implants when reconstructive breast surgery may be done as a part of the treatment for breast cancer. A study by researchers from the University of Florida found that breast enlargement through cosmetic surgery boosts women’s self-esteem and their feelings about their sexuality. The results were reported in Plastic Surgery Nursing.
Every surgical procedure has risks. Among patients who undergo breast reconstruction, 46 percent of women with silicone gel implants and 21 percent of those with saline implants had at least one additional operation within 3 years. Eight percent of women with saline implants and 25 percent of those with silicone implants had surgery to remove the devices.
Nearly 50 percent of those having cosmetic breast augmentation experience some kind of complication, for example, pain, hardening, infection, or the need for additional surgery.Some of the risks and complications associated with breast augmentation are:
As with any surgery, there are risks.
- Painful breasts
- Sensation in the breast, the nipples, or both, may change temporarily
- Rupturing or leaking of the implant
- Fluid accumulation
Some of our local celebrities and personalities that are suspected to getting breast implants include Bonang, Mpho Tsila, BTshepo, Cousin_Lee, NarkiJie, Connie Ferguson, Khanyi Mbau, Pam Andrewsand reality tv star Mercy Mogase who has opened up about her chest area being bought i.e beast implants