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Breast Implants And Rising Suicide Rates

A lot of controversies revolve around this particular cosmetic surgery. A recent study conducted by researchers at the International Epidemiology Institute in Rockville, Md., Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN; and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden showed that women who had breast implants exhibited stronger suicidal tendencies. Claims that women who have had breast implants are prone to low self-esteem, depression, mental illness, and are likely to have undergone psychotherapy also prevail.

However, the benefits of a breast implant cannot be ignored. Not only does a breast augmentation enhance the overall appearance of the body, but it has also led to an improvement in physical health, self confidence and sexual function. Patients who have had to have a mastectomy and those suffering from deformities especially are the ones benefiting the most from a breast augmentation procedure. Figures collated by the ASPS in 2006 show that breast augmentation is the most commonly performed cosmetic surgical procedure by Americans with 329,000 procedures performed in the US itself. Why then, is a breast implant viewed to be such a big risk? Women who have undergone a breast implant surgery are advised to stay in touch with their doctors for years after a surgery. The main reason being that most often more than one surgery is required as a follow up. Complications like ruptured or deflated implants, asymmetry in breast size, hardening of the implant, difference in proportion between the breasts and the rest of the body, etc. occur frequently. At the Plastic Surgery Institute of California, board certified doctors take care to ensure that your breast implant procedure is a safe one. We accept a patient only after a careful screening and an intense consultation process. Complications are kept to a minimum and as far as possible eliminated with. We take the time and care to follow up on each of our patients. A high self esteem and improved physical health is what we promise. For more details, please visit us at: