Breast augmentation is the latest beauty fad all over the world. Women have started feeling that bigger breasts will make them more physically attractive than they already are.
There are many different ways to increase the size of the breasts through surgical means. The most common method is through the insertion of breast implants. Breast implants are small packs or cushions made out of silicon material that are tucked into the chest area. Implants can also be filled with saline water solution instead of silicon.
Like any other procedure that introduces a foreign object into the body, breast implantation also comes with its own bundle of problems. Women who choose to get this procedure done are warned about the dangers of undergoing it.
The most common problem associated with implants is the occurrence of respiratory problems. There are many different types of respiratory issues that can affect human beings.
Common Respiratory Problems After Breast Implants
Lupus is not considered a respiratory disorder by itself. But it can most certainly lead to other respiratory conditions that can be very problematic. If a woman develops lupus after breast implant surgery, she can also suffer from problems like pnuemitis and pulmonary emboli.
The first problem occurs when there is severe swelling in the lungs. The second disorder is a very dangerous condition where blood clots develop in the lungs and can cause severe disruption of blood flow to other organs as well.
This disease is a condition where scar tissue (tissue that forms on injuries and cuts when skin starts healing) starts appearing all over the lungs and sometimes even on surrounding organs as well. This will naturally lead to hampered lung function.
This problem is in most cases untreatable although the symptoms can be alleviated a little. Implants in the breasts seem to trigger this disease off a couple of years after the surgery. The most common signs of this problem are coughing and difficulty in breathing.
Breast implants dramatically increase the risk of a woman to getting different types of cancer. Brain cancer and respiratory cancers are very common in such people. The implants are foreign bodies that can trigger the uncontrolled growth of cells that lead to malignant tumors.
There is also the additional risk of the accidental rupture of the saline or silicone implants. There can be a high cancer risk in case the liquid leaks into the respiratory organs and causes damage.
Silicone migration is a situation where the silicone in the implants becomes liquid again due to body heat and spreads into other parts of the body. This is a potentially dangerous condition and can have serious consequences. If the silicone reaches the lungs and coats the organ, the patient can suffer from different problems.
This cause the woman to develop a mild cough and breathing problem which is later traced to silicone leakage in the body. In such a case the patient may even spit up silicone or see traces of the chemical in the coughed up phlegm.