Breast Enlargement Procedures

Written by Stacy Chbosky
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Breast enlargement procedures, such as breast augmentation or reconstruction, are controversial to say the least. Some women are incredibly grateful for the breast procedures they have undergone, particularly if the surgery is a reconstruction after a mastectomy. Having a reconstructed breast helps many women to get on with their lives more successfully, smoothly and happily after surgery and treatments for cancer.

For other women, opting for breast enlargement procedures was the single biggest mistake of their lives. Women have even died as a result of augmentation. Some women experience a constant, low-grade fever and an inhibited immune system for years after their surgeries--usually up until the time they have the implants removed. Implants can rupture, creating the need for a second surgery. Finally, capsular contracture may make the implants look hard and fake, which may require more surgery to repair.

Types of Augmentation Surgery

Fortunately, procedures are becoming a little safer and a little better with each passing year. Women can now choose to have their implants put in through the area around the nipple, through the armpit, or under the breast crease. The implant, which is almost always filled with saline (salt water) instead of silicone, can be placed above the chest muscle or below the chest muscle. If you want to have enlargement surgery, however, make sure you explore all your other options before putting your health at risk.

For instance, many women have been thrilled with the results of enhancement pills. It might sound unbelievable, but breast enhancement pills really work--at least, the good ones do. The good ones use plant estrogen (phytoestrogen) to trigger the woman's naturally-occurring prostaglandins (chemical communicators and regulators) to stimulate breast gland growth. It's like a natural second puberty.

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