According to latest findings, about one in 3000 women undergoing a breast implant has been associated with BIA-ALCL (Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma), which is a form of cancer that affects the immune system. It can be treated on timely intervention. However, delay can lead to spreading of the disease throughout the body. Dr. Mark Clemens at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre, says though deaths due to implants are rare, they do occur.
Prof. Anand Deva of the Australian School of Advanced Medicine, the BIA-ALCL study lead and his team of researchers has noticed 50 percent increase in such cases in the past year. The Aesthetic Meeting 2018 in New York revealed that 529 cases of BIA-ALCL were recorded across the globe, with 16 deaths. Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency in the UK has confirmed reports of 33 women with BIA-ALCL with one confirmed death.
Why Breast Implants Can Be Risky?
The risk pf breast implants is due to complications related to certain types of textured implants with a rough surface that are used in 99 percent of breast augmentations. The disease can develop any time from 2 years to 28 years after the surgery. The textured implants use polyurethane as a common ingredient. It is difficult to know what is used in the implants today, as there may not be a complete mention of the ingredients used. Researchers who have been thoroughly examining what goes into the implants have discovered that platinum, an ingredient often used in silicone implants, can lead to ill health. Women who have undergone silicone implants have had higher concentrations of harmful platinum in their bodies.
Through unplanned rupture, the saline implants that come in silicone outer shells can leak silicone and other harmful ingredients into the body.
Other Risks Associated With Breast Implants
The joy of having a fuller surgery-enhanced breasts may be short-lived when compared to the health risks of developing conditions like fibromyalgia, arthritis, fatigue, and other auto-immune disorders. Other possible side effects of a breast implant can include hardening of breast tissue, pain around the implants, swollen lymph nodes, rashes, muscle pain, unexplained fatigue, swelling of the hands and feet, skin hardening, mental fogginess, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, dryness of the mouth and eyes.
Natural Ways For Breast Enhancement
Factors like genetics, body weight and lifestyle determine breast size. If you are intense on improving the size of your breast without going under the knives, your options are limited. A breast implant will surely show immediate results, but now that you know the risks associated with such procedure, it is best to consider natural ways of breast enhancement. They may take years for results to become visible, but they are not vain, and can add a few inches to your bust size. More importantly, they are free of harmful side effects.
- Take dairy and soy products
Go for whole dairy products like butter, whole milk, ghee, cheese and paneer, as they are not just filled with fats, but with hormones like prolactin, oestrogen, and progesterone that are helpful in improving the growth of breast cells. Smaller busts is often caused by lack of nutrients rich in oestrogen. Soy products like soy milk, soya beans, and tofu also contain protein, vitamins and minerals with a good dose of oestrogen-like nutrients.
- Specific exercises and yoga
There are detailed exercises, including weight lifting that focuses on pectorals, shoulder muscles and back helping to tone the chest muscles behind your breast tissue. These exercises can be learnt from an expert and later performed at home. Ensure that you do the correct technique to get the best results. Certain specific yoga poses can help tone sagging breasts and give them a fuller look.
- Seeds and Nuts
Seeds and nuts contain phytoestrogen that stimulates oestrogen production in the body. If you want fuller breasts, seeds can be one of the best ways to do it. Flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, fennel and fenugreek seeds are all great to add to the bust size. Seeds contain healthy fats and proteins. Walnuts and pistachios have phytoestrogen, while almonds and cashews are rich in natural oestrogen, all of which can enhance natural oestrogen levels in the body, giving you fuller breasts.
• Breast Massage With Homemade Formulas
Massaging your breasts can be the right way to increase bust size. Massaging your breasts regularly and properly helps tone the muscles and fuel blood flow in the area. It promotes better breast health. You can massage your breast with any natural oil or cream at home. One effective formula is olive oil and saw palmetto extract. The fatty acids and phytosterols in saw palmetto extract nourish and enlarge breast cells.
Add 4 to 5 drops of saw palmetto extract in a spoon of olive oil. Mix and use this as a formula for breast massage. Do not expect an immediate result. The difference may be only modest.
These are better alternatives since they come without the associated health hazards of an implant.
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