The human Barbie Doll, Heidi Montag, obviously doesn’t realize what she signed up for when she asked her surgeon, to give her 700cc breast implants.
Here are 5 reasons why she is going to be really sorry she decided to go so big.
1. Gravity Loves Huge Implants
What happens when a woman has naturally large breasts? They sag. What happens when a woman has unnaturally large breasts? You guessed it!
Let’s put this in perspective. When a woman has a breast reduction, one of the qualifications for whether or not the procedure will be covered by insurance is how much tissue will need to be removed. On average, the magic number is 500 grams of breast tissue per breast. This means that even the greedy insurance companies recognize that breasts that are more than 500 grams too heavy are worthy of a breast reduction to prevent future problems. Heidi, and her plastic surgeon, chose to ADD over 700 grams to each of her breasts! Now, if 500 grams of extra breast tissue is enough to justify breast reduction surgery, does it make any sense at all to add 700 grams?!
Heidi’s heavy implants are going to start sagging like crazy well before she’s 30 years old, and once that happens, she’ll start the never-ending cycle of surgery after surgery after surgery to lift them. Corrective surgery on breast implants this size is a daunting task for even the most seasoned plastic surgeon, and the results are disappointing at best. With more surgery, comes more complications, and worsening results. Heidi probably had no idea what she was in for when she decided to get massive breast implants, and no matter how crazy she is, it was her surgeon’s responsibility to do the right thing and turn her away.
2. Breast Tissue Hates Huge Implants
One little known fact about breast implants is that they actually cause a woman’s natural breast tissue to shrink. This happens with all implants, regardless of size, but it happens to a much greater degree with booming boob-jobs like Miss Montag’s. After living with 700cc implants for a year or two, she’ll be left with basically no breast tissue of her own, which means that she is fully committed to having breast implants for the rest of her life. This may not be a problem for her now while she’s young and enjoying her time pretending to be Barbie, but she may not always want to have implants as big as her head. And, if she ends up having a complication that requires her implants to be removed, she’ll be left with a thin, small, floppy mound of skin that doesn’t resemble a natural breast at all. Let’s all cross our fingers that this doesn’t happen to her because it’s not something anyone should ever have to go through.
3. Lots of Surgery Leads to Lots of Scars
Heidi’s surgery sprees have fueled as many news articles and blog posts as Tiger Woods, and soon she’ll have more scars than paparazzi pics. Breast implants can be put in through a tiny incision that doesn’t leave much of a scar, but once they start to sag, the scars from corrective surgeries get larger and much more visible.
4. Lots of Scars Lead to Loss of Nipple Sensation
The surface of the skin is not the only thing that scars after surgery. Scar tissue forms on the inside too, and if enough scar forms in the wrong places, bad things can happen. Internal scar tissue can cause implants to shift in different directions, pain, and loss of sensation to the nipple. None of those things are worth the fun of all the wandering eyes she draws on Rodeo Drive.
5. ”Uni-Boob”: The Unfixable Complication
One of the worst complications in breast augmentation surgery is the dreaded “uni-boob” (the technical term is symmastia). When breast implants are too large, or when the surgery is done by an unqualified surgeon, the skin that is attached to the breastbone can actually lift off and allow the implants to migrate to the middle of the chest (sometimes they can even migrate to the other side!). This complication is nearly impossible to fix, and is one of the main reasons why massive breast implants are never a good idea.
So, rather than continuing to bash “Barbie” Montag, let’s just hope that she can fix all the problems that those gigantic implants are going to bring her. “The Hills” made her famous, but her “mountains” are out of control!
Nicholas Vendemia, M.D. Plastic Surgeon, New York City MAS / Manhattan Aesthetic Surgery www.ManhattanAestheticSurgery.com
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