The NYT’s Natasha Singer reports that breast augmentation has become “the country’s most popular cosmetic operation.” Carol Ciancutti-Leyva (director of the documentary “Absolutely Safe”) warns women that they may be in for more than they bargained for:
Your implants may last less than 10 years or more than 10 years, but when you start having problems with them, your health insurance is unlikely to cover the M.R.I. tests or the reoperations. It can be a very expensive proposition, especially if you are young.
I wonder if company wellness programs will soon be asking women to reveal if they’ve had implants? But they shouldn’t worry about “maintenance” in general, says a past president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, offering one of the more bizarre analogies I’ve seen:
Women are used to having their hair or nails done on a regular basis to maintain their appearance. Ultimately, breast implants may also be a matter of maintenance.
More on what this maintenance can entail after the break.