There are many misconceptions that surround having your breasts redone or enlarged. One of the most devastating setbacks to the breast enlargement surgery was when a certain type of silicone breast implants began leaking. The problem was that the silicone leaked slowly into the surrounding tissue and was absorbed into the body. Silicone is not an approved substance to come directly in contact with the body. As this silicone was absorbed, it caused damage to the surrounding muscles and tissue.
This gave some women a higher rate of risk cancer and caused many women to turn away from the breast enlargement business. Breast implants are considered a Class III medical device. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Class III devices are a limited product-life. This means that the design of the product is not for life and should be expected to break or fail. Now, this does not mean that a breast implant is expected to break or fail but it could. If a woman expects that one of her implants has broken or is leaking, she needs to go to the doctor and have an MRI to see if there is any leakage or damage. It is possible that a car accident or a hard fall can displace or rupture a breast implant. Once broken, a breast implant must be replaced and quickly.
The surrounding tissue must be cleaned up and a new implant put back in. Also, there is no correlation between implants and sickness. In the most recent survey of women who had received a breast implant, it found that these women tended to be more successful, wealthier and healthier. One other thing to consider if you are considering breast enlargement surgery: If you do not feel that you have the money available do not forget that there is financing available. If you are having the surgery because of a mastectomy or other disease then it is quite possible that your insurance will pay for the surgery, or a good portion.