Breast implants are very popular across the United States. Many women feel inadequate about their appearances and decide to enlarge what they were naturally given, and hundreds of thousand of women in the country decide to opt for enhancement. Women need to be aware, however, that breast implants can lead to many health problems.
One major risk associated with breast implants is rupture of the actual implant. When this happens, the substance inside the implant leaks into the flesh. This is thought to be very dangerous when the implants are made from silicone. It is believed that rupture of silicone implants can lead to cancer.
Another risk associated with breast implants is nerve damage, which happens when the breasts are cut open to put in the implants. Nerve damage can lead to a loss of sensation. This can be permanent or temporary depending on the individual situation. Moreover, there may be a risk losing the ability to produce milk.
A third danger is capsular contracture. Capsular contracture is when the scar tissue that naturally forms around the implant begins to tighten and get compressed. In turn, this can lead to a change in the shape of the breast, skin rippling, and hardening of breast tissue.
These are only some of the dangers associated with breast implants, and it is believed there are other dangers that scientists are not yet sure about.
If you have breast implants and have suffered injury as a result, you may be able to secure damages. For more information, contact the Racine personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874.