Health // July 26, 2014

If you checked out sites like, you'd learn that breast enlargements are the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the UK and many women opt to go under the knife each year. However there have been instances with problematic PIP implants that have resulted in troublesome issues after surgery. Because of the risks that are associated with having a breast enlargement, it is important to know as much as possible about the procedure, the surgeon and the clinic before deciding to go through with it.

The Huffington Post reported that 51 year old Kim Brockhurst had a boob job almost 10 years ago and went from an AA cup to a DD cup. Unfortunately, Kim did not ask for her breasts to be that large and after the surgery she was forced to get used to them, despite them being much bigger than she had expected. Her breasts slowly began to change shape and she soon discovered that she had a dent in her right breast. Her left implant had exploded and then leaked the through industrial strength silicone into her breast tissue. After this horrific experience, Kim was advised to have the implants removed but she was unable to pay the steep bill for the National Health Care Service to restructure her breasts after removing the implants. Fortunately, Kim was able to have her breasts reduced to a 34D cup in an operation that was paid for by a UK reality TV show ‘Botched Up Bodies’.

Women go through breast enlargements for many different reasons. Perhaps the most popular reason is to improve the self-confidence of those women who are unhappy with their bodies. Many women also go through this type of surgery for medical and health reasons, such as those women who have suffered from breast cancer or whose breasts have grown at a different rate, leaving them with uneven breasts. The main complications of having a breast enlargement is the possibility of needing to have them replaced ten years later. According to the NHS, the risks of having a breast enlargement include: excessive bleeding, an adverse reaction to the anaesthetic, infection and the possibility of developing blood clots. Makes you wonder if it’s really worth it to go under the knife.

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