Psoriasis and Breast Augmentation
Usually associated with celebrities and wealthy people, plastic surgery has become more mainstream and attainable for even the working class citizen. Breast augmentation, or breast enlargement, has become a controversial worldwide phenomenon. For some people it’s purely cosmetic, while for others, implants can help in reconstruction after surgical removal of the breast to treat breast cancer. There are several types of breast implants available on the market, but the most popular materials are silicone and saline implants. Another method used for breast augmentation is to transfer subcutaneous fat from other places of the body and place it beneath the breast tissue. All breast augmentation surgeries require incisions, stitching, and long periods of recovery time. For people with psoriasis, even a small scratch can cause development of rashes and trigger flare ups. Any type of surgery would be detrimental for anyone with psoriasis, and an increase in breast size can lead to more skin folds, which increases the likelihood of developing inverse psoriasis due to sweating, friction, and stress on the skin in that particular area. If breast augmentation or other surgery is desired by a person with psoriasis, it is best to consult with a doctor to discuss the pros and cons, and to determine the best course of action to be taken before undergoing any procedure.