A show on MTV called, “TRUE LIFE: I DON’T LIKE MY BREASTS” tells the story of four women, all of whom would prefer a different pair of breasts. In the show, two women went under breast augmentation, and another had her breasts reduced. For those women, the surgeries were successful. For another woman who had her implants done years before, she had a different reaction. Her body rejected the foreign tissue. It wasn’t immediate, but over time she developed more and more health issues to a point where she was very sick. Her doctors never suggested it could be the implants, and it simply never occurred to her. At the end, she suggested that before any woman have breast augmentation, that they check out the site: http://www.siliconeholocaust.org/
Autoimmune diseases and health issues are hard enough to deal with. This website is a good example that diseases like Lupus can be caused from outside sources. It doesn’t have to be genetics or luck of the draw. It is important that we try to do our best to be as healthy as possible. And if you know someone thinking of getting implants, you may want to direct them to this site so they can make a more informed decision.
I do feel proud that years ago I talked a woman out of having breast implants done. She had planned a trip to another country for a cheaper breast augmentation surgery. She felt her breasts weren’t big enough. She was a beautiful and very petite Brazilian woman and a mother of the cutest little girl. She had already taken time off, found a doctor and made an appointment. I couldn’t help it…..as an artist, I thought she was absolutely beautiful and that her very petite frame looked perfect. She wasn’t flat chested. She had proportionate breasts for her body. Why was she complaining? She had men falling at her feet. I asked to see her breasts because perhaps there was some disfigurement and maybe that, I thought, would help explain her desire for a curvier figure. She showed them to me, pointing out how small they were and yet they looked perfect for her frame. That’s when I felt I had to at least warn her that what she had right now could be better than what she gets. After all, any surgery is dangerous. There is no guarantee that you’re going to even wake up from anesthesia. Having any surgery shouldn’t be taken lightly. In some ways I felt bad trying to talk her out of it, but at the same time I wanted to make sure she at least realized the kind of risk she was taking. She could end up with uneven, hard breasts, or damaged nipples just to name a few. There was an entire plethora of risks she hadn’t even really thought about that could happen. At that time, I didn’t have RA and didn’t even consider autoimmune diseases like Lupus. If I had of had RA, I would have added those risks to the mix! Luckily however, she did change her mind. And I hope to this day she can look at herself and be happy with her decision and realize she is really quite lucky with the cards she had been given. So please, if you do know of someone who’s thinking about getting implants, make sure they know the facts. Not everyone ends up as lucky as Pamela Anderson.
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