Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Breast Implant Surgery

We do keep hearing about success stories about women who have been faring well, years after having a breast implant. But medical studies always underline the fact that there is no such thing that you can place in a human body, which will not break down, given a period of time. This artificial fixes are temporary and are bound to stop working in a few years. The same applies for artificially enhanced breasts. Women these days go in for breast lifts, silicone implants, saline implants, breast reduction, etc. But how long will this enhancements last? Studies show that a lipolysis reaction takes place in the body because of saline implants and they get broken down over a period of time. Even the silicone breast implants have a timeline of 8-15 years after which they too will break down.

Some of the women have undergone tremendous pain and suffering, not to forget loss of money all for the sake of having bigger and better breasts. A major scheme has taken place in the medical device history to hide all the destructive outcomes of breast implants and the lifelong scars that they have left behind in the women. Breast implants do increase the risk of certain life taking diseases. And women have filed many lawsuits because they are now left feeling delusional and dejected forever.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Breast Implants Surgery

Prior to the FDA approval on November 17, 2006, silicone gel breast implants were not available for general use and women could only obtain silicone breast implants as part of an FDA-sanctioned study such as the Silicone Adjunct Study which is now closed.

As of November 17, 2006, women aged 22 and over qualify for the silicone gel breast implants manufactured by Mentor Corp. and Inamed. Not all silicone gel breast implants made by these manufacturers have been approved. According to Mentor's website, eligibility is as follows:Mentor MemoryGel Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Implants are indicated for females for the following uses (procedures):• Breast augmentation for women at least 22 years old. Boston breast augmentation includes primary breast augmentation to increase the breast size, as well as revision surgery to correct or improve the result of a primary breast augmentation surgery.•

Breast reconstruction. Breast reconstruction includes primary reconstruction to replace breast tissue that has been removed due to cancer or trauma or that has failed to develop properly due to a severe breast abnormality. Breast reconstruction also includes revision surgery to correct or improve the result of aprimary breast reconstruction surgery. (A separate patient brochure is available for and should be read for breast reconstruction.)