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While the procedure achieves the desired effect of making a woman’s breasts appear larger, there are some risks associated. The surgery is performed by sticking solution-filled sacs into incisions at the bottom of the breast or the armpit or the lower edge of the areola. The implant is adjusted to shape and size and then the incision is closed with stitches. Breast augmentation is surrounded by controversy, particularly regarding the safety of silicone implants. The controversy over the connection between the implants and connective tissue disease has not been resolved. Most surgeries involve saline-filled implants today. Saline is easily absorbed by the body if it leaks. Some women choose to have breast lifts, or mastopexy, which is done at the same time as breast enlargement or to natural breasts. Excess skin from the bottom of the breast is removed and the rest of the breast is tightened and brought together to give the appearance of a “lifted” breast. Also, some women choose to get breast reduction if they are afflicted with a cumbersome, over-sized chest. If the size of your chest causes back pain, you might be able to get insurance coverage for breast reduction.

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