Breast Augmentation – Bosom Enhancement

The top medical news for breast augmentation is ‘natural bosom enhancement’ without using saline or silicone. Organic augmentation breast combines smart liposuction wherein the natural fat of the woman is transferred and inserted into their bosoms. This redistribution kind of bosom enhancement is typically easier, inexpensive and it has fewer side-effects.

United States ranks first in the number of plastic surgeries performed, the most popular being liposuction while breast augmentation is at 17%. Some 312,000 breast augmentation procedures were performed in the U.S. last year.

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery, also known as augmentation mammaplasty. It involves usage of implants to restore breast volume which is lost after pregnancy, injury or weight loss. Dissatisfaction with breast size gives two options of breast augmentation: breast enhancement or enlargement. With the increase in fullness and projection of breasts and a better figure, women tend to be more self confident. Breast implants may be used for reconstruction after a mastectomy or injury.

Before a breast augmentation surgery, questions are asked about the expectations and desired outcome, any ongoing medical treatment, drug allergies or medical conditions, current use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco or any medications, herbal or vitamin supplements, any previous surgeries or family history of breast cancer and results of biopsies and mammograms.

The complications in a augmentation surgery may be infection, wrinkling of skin over the implant, persistent pain, permanent or temporary changes in nipple or breast sensation, unfavorable scarring, implant leakage or rupture, bleeding, anesthesia risks, blood clots, fluid accumulation or cardiac and pulmonary complications.

However, it should be noted that breast augmentation does not correct drooping/sagging breasts and it could only be done by a breast lift. Many a times, different surgeries are combined with this augmentation procedure. The breast implants do not harm the breast health though there may be complications in the procedure.

The procedure of a breast augmentation surgery starts with administering anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Incisions are made in areas with minimum visibility to avoid visible scarring. There are many incision options like periareolar incision, inframammary incision and transaxillary incision and they vary upon the patient’s anatomy, type of implant, surgeon’s recommendation and degree of enlargement preferred. The size and type of implant is mostly decided by the body type, breast anatomy and skin elasticity. The breast implants may be silicone or saline and they are FDA approved.

After the incision is made in the skin, the breast implant may be inserted under the pectoral muscle or over it, directly behind the breast tissue. The method of inserting and positioning the implants depends on many factors.

The best part about this procedure is that the results are immediately visible and the swelling and incision marks will fade away soon. The new image would surely help the realization of the fulfillment of the goal of bosom enhancement.

Breast Tenderness in Teenagers and Young Adults

Can you remember back to when you were younger, to the time when you experienced breast tenderness? It’s not easy being a young woman growing up. There is a constant roller coaster ride of emotions to feel and experiences to go through. Hormones are erratic, skin problems seem continual and your moods are up, opps now they are down, no wait, they are up!

Breast tenderness is normal and common when young women are going through puberty. Often they ache, causing discomfort. Embarrassment can be felt by what is thought as the “overnight” growth of your breasts. “Honestly, I could swear they weren’t there yesterday!”. Getting used to your breasts developing, having breast tenderness, feeling uncomfortable, finding what bra is right for you, whilst going through possible confidence and self esteem issues, can be a huge ordeal!

My advice for teenage girls and young adult women, is to learn the basics and be breast aware. Find someone you can talk to about what you are feeling and going through. For young women aged 20, I would encourage you to start doing monthly breast self exam. Why wait until you are 40! The sooner you get into the regular habit of doing this, the quicker you will become familiar with your breasts. Please get past the embarrassment and weird feeling of doing breast self exam. You and your girlfriends need to have a discussion about the signs of breast cancer – you owe it to yourself to talk it over with them.

Learning how to do regular breast exam, you will no doubt discover that you are like many of us, and have lumpy breasts. Don’t panic and assume that your breast lump is breast cancer. More than likely, your lump or breast lumps you are feeling, are hormonal. That’s why by doing your breast self exam each month, you get to know how your breasts normally feel, and know when to do your exam. Most breast tenderness at a younger age is usually associated with your cycle, so be aware and don’t panic.

Young women also need to be aware of inflammatory breast cancer, which is a highly aggressive uncommon cancer, that does not have a breast lump. I am not trying to scare you girls, but do read up on inflammatory breast cancer so that you know the particular signs of breast cancer to look for.

For teenage girls, I think it’s never too early to start talking about womens health issues and breast cancer. Education is so important and in my opinion it is never to early to start raising awareness. Sow the seed of breast health into your teenagers mind. She may not pick up on it right now, but with support and encouragement, open discussions and education, she may end up being a young adult who starts doing regular monthly breast self exam. Yippee to that I say!

Oh by the way girls, please don’t roll your eyes with horror or boredom, if your mother or another female in your life has a breast talk with you. It is only because she cares!

5 Tips For Ensuring Healthy Breasts and Preventing Breast Cancer

Did you know that 30%-50% of breast cancer could be prevented with a healthy diet and getting regular exercise? Sounds too simple to be true, I know. But the human body is amazing when it comes to taking care of itself. Good nutrition is important but you also need to avoid xenoestrogens which are toxic to your body. Follow these tips below and you’ll have healthy breasts and you’ll be taking a proactive role in preventing breast cancer.

1 – Focus on Good Nutrition

- Avoid simple carbohydrates and processed oils (hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oil).
- Choose fresh natural foods, not canned and processed foods.
- Choose organic, it’s been proven to have more vitamins and minerals.

Choose good healthy fats. Our body requires good fat to function properly. Too many people eat processed vegetable oil or partially and hydrogenated oil which are harmful to the body.
-Omega 3 essential fatty acids (from ocean fish)
- Nuts
- Avocados
- Coconut oil
- Even butter and cream as long as it’s from organic, grass fed cows

Choose good protein sources. If your vegetarian it’s important that you get some form of protein from beans, tofu or nuts. If you’re a meat eater, follow the guidelines below:
- When choosing meat, buy organic, from grass fed animals (it’s more lean and healthier)
- Don’t overcook proteins, (but do cook to a safe temperature for the type of meat, a medium rare steak is alright, but you wouldn’t eat your chicken that way)

2 – Avoid Xenoestrogen Substances

Xenoestrogen substances are a major cause of breast cancer and other female health problems. They are chemical compounds from environmental pollutants. They mimic estrogen and attach to your estrogen receptor sites and cause the endocrine system to dysfunction.

Xenoestrogen Sources
- Commercial meat and dairy products
- Pesticide residues on commercial produce
- Soft plastics
- Microwave cooking in plastic
- Laundry detergents and household cleaning products
- Heavy metals like lead and mercury

Counteracting Xenoestrogen Substances
- Consume more foods like broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale and turnips. Or take a good supplement that’s capable of getting rid of xenoestrogens
- Detox your liver with foods like garlic, onions, cabbage and cauliflower. Or detoxify with supplements or a cleanse designed for removing environmental toxins from the body.

3 – Use Natural Foods As Prevention Remedies

There are lots of nutritious foods that promote good breast health and prevent breast cancer. The trick is to actually eat them. If you can’t get the nutrients from your foods, then supplementing might be a good
option for you, especially if you have a family history of breast cancer.

Ellagic Acid is known for stopping carcinogens from intiating cancer cell growth and is found in in cherries, grapes, walnuts, raspberries, strawberries and pomegranates.

Bioflavonoids detoxify harmful estrogens and help prevent the production of cancer cells.

They are found in found in citrus, grapes, onions and buckwheat.

Lignans prevent the growth of tumors and are found in nuts and seeds, especially flax seed.

Beta carotene naturally protects against cancer and can be found in foods like beans, carrots, cantaloupe, pumpkin, winter squash, yams, broccoli, brussel sprouts, spinach and sweet potatoes.

Lutein and Zeaxanthin provide cancer fighting benefits for pre-menopausal women and women with a family history of breast cancer. The best food sources are found in collard greens, spinach, kale, corn and most yellow vegetables.

Lycopene helps eliminate free radicals from cigarette smoke and can be found in tomatoes, carrots, guava, ruby red grapefruit and watermelon.

Catechins have a powerful antioxidant effect and are found in black and green tea.

Chlorophyll, the green pigment found in plants, prevents damage to the DNA in cells which occurs when normal cells transform into cancerous cells.

4 – Be Positive and Reduce Stress

We know the damage that stress causes to our body so controlling stress is always a good thing. But having a positive attitude can be very helpful in controlling our health too. Learn to pamper yourself to reduce stress.

- Take a walk in nature
- Get a massage
- Garden
- Listen to good music
- Take a bubble bath or soak in hot tub

Breast Massage

Regular breast massage helps to improve circulation and lymph drainage, it decreases symptoms of PMS, menopause and menstrual cramps, and decreases the discomfort from pregnancy and breast feeding. I have a link to an instructional video on my website. Getting trapped lymph fluid to move is good for healthy breasts and can alleviate pain and tenderness. You may eventually eliminate lumps if done regularly.

5 – Switch from Mammography to Thermography

Avoid mammograms and consider thermography instead. I know this sounds a bit radical. But do some research on mammograms vs. thermograms. Thermography can detect abnormalities at the cellular level which could be 10 years before you might otherwise notice them and there is no harm done to sensitive breast tissue.

Mammogram x-rays increase your risk of cancer. A typical mammogram of both breasts will expose you to 2,720 RADs (Radiation Absorbed Dose) that’s 8 pictures at 340 RADS each. And they encourage us to get a mammogram every year. The non-direct natural radiation that we as humans absorb every year is only 300 RADs. There are times when x-rays are necessary, but if there is a safer and effective alternative to routine yearly mammograms, why not check it out?

There is lots of money raised every year in support of finding a cure for breast cancer, which is great. But I wish there was more of a focus on educating women on how to prevent breast cancer. Because it all boils down to good nutrition and making healthy choices. By adopting these lifestyle changes in our life, we’d not only prevent breast cancer, but we would prevent all kinds of other illnesses and diseases as well.