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Some medical care providers say that using breast implants to rebuild breast (reconstruction), or change its size and shape (augmentation), significantly improves quality of life for many women. Advocates of breast implants also say that a woman's consent to surgery should be considered valid as long as she carefully weighs risks and benefits of procedure.
While every surgical procedure has potential risks, such as infection, bleeding, and scarring, there a some risks that are specific to breast implants--leakage from implant, actual rupture of implant, and nerve damage which causes some women a loss of sensation in their nipples and breast tissue. Learning about these specific risks is key to truly understanding procedure.
If you need additional information about any issue concerning your breasts--whether it be a breast-feeding question or concerns about breast cancer-- search Internet to find hundreds of websites dealing with all issues pertaining to human breast.
Larry Denton is a retired teacher living in Hobson, Montana. He is currently V.P. of Elfin Enterprises, Inc., a business providing information on a variety of timely topics. For a doctor's office full of advice, resources and suggestions about breasts, visit http://www.BreastAide.com or http://www.BreastBase.com