Ever since the explosion of booty fetishism at the beginning of the new millennium, breast augmentation has found a new mainstream acceptance, which has kept prices relatively cheap and horror stories at a minimum. The latest technological advances make consumers feel more natural and healthy, but some health professionals are saying “HOLD ON!”

According to Reuters, the implants now at the center of a worldwide health scare came from the now-defunct French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) and appear to have an abnormally high rupture rate. That risk, though typically low, is present in all implants.

The devices are only likely to last 20 to 25 years. There are also other risks, like risks of infection, leakage or bleeding, possible creasing and kinking of the breast tissue, and temporary loss of sensation.

Almost everyone is guaranteed to need further surgery down the road, and if you get them early enough, that could mean more than once as well.

(Read the rest at Frugivore)

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