Why You Shouldn't Get Breast Implants
It seems everyone is getting them, from celebrities to everyday housewives but should you join the ranks of swollen bosoms?
Since I'm a small woman I had considered getting implants but soon swept that idea away after talking to many women who have them. Some are happy with their new figures but some not so much.
I’ve put together a list of reasons why it’s a bad idea. Oh sure there are a list of reasons you might consider it but have you thought about what can go wrong?
This list isn’t in any particular order because everyone is different. What you think to be the most important won’t be the same for the next person.
- Sleeping On Your Stomach
We all have that position that is most comfortable for falling asleep and if yours is on your tummy you will have to find a new way to get some Z’s, either that or cut a hole in your mattress. I sleep on my stomach so this is a biggie for me.
- Nipple Sensation
Some women lose feeling in their nipples. I’ve even heard some become hypersensitive to the point of not being able to stand having them touched and some clothing irritates them. Mine might be small but they work very well and I’d rather not upset my current sex life for a bigger set.
Depending on how small you are and how large you want to go they have to stretch the skin to make room for the implant. This is very painful. I knew a woman who was really flat and had C cup implants put in. She suffered for a few weeks with severe pain. I don’t like pain and avoid it when at all possible.
- Some Men Prefer Small
I know this may be hard to believe and the guys that prefer the big-busted babes seem to speak the loudest but I can tell you with complete assurance there are men who prefer small boobs. Not only that but since I fall in this category I have found that I prefer guys that are okay with what nature gave me and would rather not have a man who only stared at my breasts.
Even though I am a “B” cup, which is average, with the growing number of women getting augmentation that may soon change.
Most of a natural breast is fat so thin women tend to be small in the bust size. If you see a skinny woman with big boobs she's most likely gotten breast implants.
The price is different depending on where you live but you have to consider not only the cost of the surgery but the amount you will have to spend on new clothes, and medication.
Medical insurance will not cover it because it is cosmetic surgery. The only time it is covered is if you have had a mastectomy and even then some insurance doesn't cover it.
- Time Off From Work
Even though it is a surgery most places of employment won’t let you use sick leave. Since it isn’t considered a medical condition in most cases you will have to take vacation time. If your leave isn’t lumped into personal time off and you have to separate sick time off from vacation you need to think about this.
Some women assumed it would be considered sick leave and it wasn’t.
- Surgery Redo
I’m not a doctor; most of what I am telling is from friends and family members that have had this procedure done but you should really do your research and talk to other women who have had implants for several years. They are much better at giving you first hand advice than relying solely on a physician who does this procedure and is trying to sell you on the idea. There are good doctors that will give you the pros and cons making sure you know what you are in for but there are also those that are high-pressure salesmen
Capsular contracture: When foreign objects are put in your body your body forms a lining of living fibrous tissue around the object. In some patients the tissue will tighten and squeeze the implant making it feel hard and unnatural.
I couldn’t find a clear percentage of the amount of women that have this but the longer implants are in the greater the likelihood of the patient having it happen.
Excessive scar tissue may result. We all heal differently and some people have a tendency to scar worse than others.
I’ve heard of many women having replacements put in or the original ones removed after several years because they felt hard.
Leaking implants, infection and diseases can result. Do your homework before going under the knife.
- Suicide Rate
There have been studies for many years now noticing the high suicide rate among women who have had cosmetic implants, that is to say women who had them because they wanted enlargements and not for reconstructive purposes.
It isn’t really clear why this is but some researchers believe that women who typically get them have self-esteem issues so maybe women who seek the help of a plastic surgeon are more prone to depression.
- Breast Feeding
If you are a young woman who hasn’t had any children yet or plan to have more you may want to read the possible risks of nursing your future children. As of yet they aren’t certain if there are any leaks into the milk or what potential harm may come to an infant who is nursed by a mother with an implanted breast.
Mother’s milk is the best thing for a baby and in my opinion they should all be fed this way for at least the first six weeks if possible. Not knowing the potential risks of leakage is an important thing to look into.
- Eye Contact
Many women who are endowed by nature or with surgical help have complained of men staring at their bosoms. When you have appendages that stick out they tend to be the focus of everyone’s attention. You might as well get used to the fact it will happen whether you like it or not.
Some women told me in the beginning they found the extra attention fun but after a while the newness wore off and they wished men would pay attention to what they had to say and less admiration for their big boobs.
You may have trouble finding clothes that fit. Typically if a woman has a small waist and hips she has a small bosom as well so that is how most articles of clothing are made.
One friend was irritated because she had to buy larger sizes and have them altered. So in addition to having to tell people she was now a 10 instead of a 4 she had to pay a tailor more money to make them fit.
Some clothing retailers cater to women with augmentations like Victoria’s Secret but not everyone wants or is allowed to dress like a sex kitten for the office, not to mention the sort of attention you may get that isn’t of the utmost decent variety.
Be sure you are not getting your breasts enlarged because you don't think you can get a guy. Work on your assets and wear figure flattering clothes that make you look good.
Changes to your body should be done for you. Do you really want a man who is attracted to you for what's under your blouse?
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