Recently I was talking to two women in a neighboring city who told me that their mutual friends (married couple) gifted their “very flat chested” 20-year old daughter with breast implants. Now the daughter is nearing 10 years post augmentation and has learned that breast implants should be replaced every 10 years.
She doesn’t have the money so went to her parents to ask them. When they said they couldn’t afford the $10,000 to change them the daughter insisted it should be their responsibility to pay as they’re the reason she has them to begin with. Neither the parents or their daughter knew they wouldn’t be lifetime devices and neither have the money for another costly surgical procedure. They all agree they wouldn’t have done it if they’d known.
The daughter is reportedly really stressed (as I’m sure her parents are also) because she now knows she’s “got ticking time-bombs in her.” It’s so often the case that women end up feeling caught between a rock and a hard place because they can’t afford to have their implants removed or replaced.
As a result of that conversation here is a snippet from an upcoming Blog post (taken from a post entitled Dr Jekyll / Mr Hyde) … the last part being pertinent to this situation: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
A major breast implant manufacturer has two completely different Jekyll/Hyde websites:
1) A glossed-over hyped-up page with rave testimonials, photos & articles as bait for potential breast augmentation customers
2) The other is the ‘fine print’, disclaimer, they tried very hard to steer me away from in phone conversations when I’d called to request information about their implants and ask them the tough questions. (I was ultimately told they would have to consult their legal department.)
I’ve read nearly all of the fine print. I think if every woman considering breast implants had to read it and submit an essay to her plastic surgeon there would be a GREAT reduction in the number of women being implanted. For parents gifting their daughters with breast implants for their ‘Sweet 16’; graduation; or any other ‘let’s-just-screw-with-our-daughter’s-health’ reason for celebration, they should most DEFINITELY HAVE TO READ IT and turn in an essay! _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________