Breast implantation has been conducted since nineteenth century and it is today widely practiced by many people especially in developed countries because they have access to this services. A breast implantation refers to a prosthesis used to change the size and form of a lady’s breast. This can be done due to a number of reasons which may include the following. First, it can be performed in order to correct congenital deformities that may have occurred on the chest wall of a woman. Secondly, some women go for this medical service with an aim of improving the beauty of their busts. It can also be done in the process of gender transition surgery. In this case, a person who wants to change his gender from being a man to a woman goes through breast implantation as one of the key processes.
There are three mechanisms that can be used to administer breast implantation and they can be briefly discussed as follows. The first method is called saline implant, which involves filling an elastomer silicone shell with a saline solution that is sterile. The second method is called silicone implant. “It has a silicone shell filled with viscous silicone gel, and the alternative composition implants featured miscellaneous fillers, such as soy oil and polypropylene string, et cetera” (Freund, 2004, p. 14). The pectoral implant refers to male breast implant, and it is normally done in order to make the chest wall of a man look nice.
Most of the patients who go for breast implant medical services are mainly young ladies who have become more concerned about their beauty, especially after facing criticism about the beauty of their bodies. In addition to this, most of such women might have also undergone psychotherapy, due to low self esteem and they also have high chances of being depressed. After undergoing this surgery, most of them have been able to regain physical and mental health. For example, their self esteem as well as their social life improves considerably. Long term studies on such women also indicate that even those who suffered complications during breast implant still feel satisfied with it (Tebbetts, 2008, p. 167).
Breast implants, conducted for different reasons, have been seen to demonstrate similar health complications that are commonly associated with normal surgery. “Such individuals may have complications such as adverse reaction to anesthesia, hematoma, fluid accumulation, site breakdown, breast pain, altered sensation, impeded breast-feeding, visible wrinkling, asymmetry, and thinning of the breast tissue” (Bruning, 2005, p. 234). Serious complications may call for repair surgeries to those who have conducted breast implants. These repair surgeries may sometimes cause further health complications to the patients.
In my opinion breast implant should be avoided by women as much as possible especially for those who do not have serious health complications. Women should try as much as possible to appreciate their natural beauty instead of going for plastic surgeries which may make them more susceptible to chronic diseases such as cancer among other serious health complications. Breast implant may even interfere with a woman’s capacity to breast feed her child. The beauty associated with breast implant may only be short lived. This is because in some cases some women may develop serious health complications which may force them to seek regular medical therapy (Kolb, 2009, p. 190). Such regular treatments may turn out to be very expensive for the victims who might have not anticipated such risks. I therefore conclude that breast implants should only be conducted under serious circumstances.