3 Things You Need to Know about Your Breast Implants


Here are three things you should remember about your breast implants. 

1. You cannot use it to store illegal paraphernalia, namely, weapons and drugs. Don't even dare! Just recently, a Colombian woman has been arrested in Germany for smuggling cocaine weighing at least 2 pounds. The cocaine was found inside the woman's breast implants. The arrest happened during an inspection where the woman was found to have new surgery scars and was complaining of pain. This was the first time that an incident of such circumstance happened in Germany.
The woman then reportedly admitted to carrying the drugs, and was brought to a local hospital where doctors removed lumps of cocaine wrapped in plastic. The cocaine was worth $293,850 and was intended to go to Spain from Frankfurt, Germany, where the bust took place. (Source)
2. It is not advisable to sell your breast implants. 

They may be cheaper because they're second-hand but they are not sterile. This is according to Antonia Mariconda, founder of The Safety in Beauty campaign. She said that once breast implants are removed from the body, they should be disposed of.
She's selling them for £200, which is about $250. Is that a deal? I mean, how much are the implants, and how much is the actual surgery? Like, I could buy these, but I'm assuming I need a doctor to put them in, and that feels like it might be the real expense in this scenario!? (Source)
3. Some breast implants have been found to cause a rare type of cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). 

It's a type of cancer that involves the immune system. It starts from the scar tissue that surrounds the implant. According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, there have 359 reports of cancer around the said implants. On the contrary, if you have gone through breast augmentation and do not feel any problem at all - you should not worry. According to reports, ALCL is quite rare. It is premature to worry about something that have more chances of not occurring that occurring.
That said, if you have breast implants and no problems, don't freak. After all, this type of cancer is still very rare: We're talking 359 cases among the estimated 399,000 who received breast implants for enlargement or reconstruction after breast cancer in 2016, alone, according to American Society of Plastic Surgeons stats. (Source)
Dr Martin Huang ParagonMedical.com.sg will be able to give you some advice on choosing the right breast implants. Dr Huang has years of experience in the field of plastic surgery and he can give you thoughtful recommendations for safe and effective breast implants.