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photoGraphers: HABEEB MOHAMMED ALI ABU-FUTTAIM AND KEVIN RODRIGUES Models: KRISTIN LEIB, PATRIZIA DORINGER, CARL ROBERTS, FRANCESCA CAMERANO AND ELIAH ENGLISH, YOGA INSTRUCTORS FROM YAMA YOGA STUDIO Fashion stylist: DEBRINA ALIYAH hair & MaKe-up: ERIC PASCUAL AND PIPO ESTACIO CORPUZ, FRANK PROVOST, FOUR SEASONS DOHA shoot co-ordination: ORNA BALLOUT location: INTERCONTINENTAL DOHA BEACH
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by Debrina aliyah

dmit it. We have all, regardless of gender, at some point stared intently at a woman with a sizable pair of breasts. Be it out of admiration, envy or visual entertainment, we just cannot help but steal a look and wonder just how amazing it is to be blessed with a full bosom. We fantasise that this woman must be very popular with men, that she must look fantastic in swimsuits, and that she must lead a fabulous life because of all the perks that come with an attractive body. That conversation inside our heads is probably the number one factor why the number of breast enhancement surgeries performed around the world is increasing by the year despite the risks involved. The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) revealed in its latest survey that more than 1.5 million breast enhancement surgeries were performed worldwide in the year 2010, and estimated that this number increased by about 20% in 2011. Breast enhancement surgery remains the second most popular aesthetic procedure in the world after liposuction. These statistics come only from surgeons around the world registered with ISAPS and it is estimated that the actual amount of breast 78 / FEBRUARY 2012

enhancement surgery performed may surpass the two million mark. While these women satisfy their desire for a heavier and fuller bosom, there are risks of multiple complications that may occur which will result in irreversible damage to the breast tissues and muscles. Serious ramifications include calcification - calcium build-up in breast tissues, capsular contracture hardening of the breast area around the implant, and deformity of the chest wall or the underlying rib cage due to the weight of the implants. Unflattering paparazzi shots of celebrities with breast implants including Janet Jackson and Vivaca Fox reveal implants that appear sunken from the side, a common blunder resulting from silicon displacement in the incorrect position of the breasts. Physical and medical risks aside, breast enhancement procedures can cause a deep dent in your pockets. ISAPSs survey records that the average cost of a procedure is around QR 12,550 and this is not inclusive of the after-care and clinic fees. There have been reports in countries like China, Lebanon and Venezuela where women would go as far as taking personal loans just to have the procedures done. And if just one implant is not enough, Brazilian housewife

Sheyla Hershey went to great lengths with more than eight breast enhancement procedures and was awarded the Brazilian equivalent of the Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest breasts at the size of 38KK in the year 2009. A year later, she suffered from staph infection because of her implants and subsequently had to remove all her implants as well as her own breast tissue. Even with celebrities like Pamela Anderson and the late Anna Nicole Smith as real life examples of breast implants gone wrong, women are still flocking to get their breasts enhanced in hopes of achieving beauty and sense of confidence. Pamela Anderson was famous for her huge heaving bosoms on the shores of Baywatch, which many medical experts say is too big for her frame. After years of enduring the weight, she finally underwent surgery to reduce the size of her breasts. Deadly consequences The latest controversy surrounding breast enhancement surgeries is the Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) silicone implants that has reportedly caused ruptures in at least two thousand patients in France. To the rest of the world, it may be a funny news headline

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as we are reminded of slapstick jokes, but for women with breast implants, it is their biggest nightmare unfolding. Eight of the affected women had been found to have cancer including one of a rare immune system cell cancer. PIP reportedly used industrialgrade silicone rather than medical-approved silicone in its implants, possibly a move to increase profits by driving down costs, causing disastrous results. While medical-approved silicone records a 1% rate of leakage, PIP implants has a remarkably high 11% rate of leakage which results in serious complications including inflammation of breasts tissue due to its industrial content. It is no wonder that women in the UK are taking to the streets to demand for hospitals to replace their PIP implants with safer ones. PIP is the only company thus far that has been discovered in their unethical practice of substituting silicons with unapproved materials, but what guarantee is there that there arent any other implant companies out there who are doing the same thing but yet to be exposed? With all these dangers lurking around the corner, why are women still willing to undergo the knife to alter a part of their body which is vital to the reproduction system? The notion of perky full breasts

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as part of societys obsession with the perfect body drives the way women look at themselves. When confidence is derived from physical appearance rather than from an inner place, women begin to seek all kinds of methods to improve their outer look, breast enhancement included. Popular in Qatar Here in Qatar, renowned consultant plastic surgeon Dr Ahmed Seif Makki says that the most popular reason for breast enhancement is to correct asymmetrical breasts followed by desire to enlarge and enhance small breasts and finally as post-breast cancer reconstructive surgery. At his clinic, Plastic Surgicentre, Dr Makki performed about 50 breast enhancement procedures last year while Dr Kamal Husein Saleh, the consultant cosmetic surgeon at Al-Emadi Hospital also recorded a similar amount of breast procedures done at his centre in 2011. Collectively, both doctors agree that breast enhancement is one of the most popular aesthetic procedures here in Qatar. There is no need for our patients to worry about the PIP implants here in Qatar because the Supreme Council of Health maintains a strict requirement when it comes to medical supplies. All medical related supplies used in clinics and hospitals are received and examined thoroughly by the council before being distributed. Only supplies that are approved 80 / FEBRUARY 2012

by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are allowed by the council so the PIP implants would not have been allowed into this country. If you have had the procedure done elsewhere with a PIP implant, I would recommend you do a thorough check-up with your surgeon and discuss the possibilities of replacing it with a new implant, explains Dr. Makki. There are various types of breast enhancement procedures available to cater to the different needs of patients including the most common silicone implants, saline implants, and lipo-filling injections. Lipo-filling or fat injection acts to plump up areas that have lost volume as a result of surgery, injury, or aging. The transplanted fat comes from the patients own body and this procedure does not carry risk of allergic reaction. Because of its seemingly harmless effects, fat injection is a popular procedure in Qatar. Most of my patients prefer to do lipo-filling of the breasts using their own body fat and the second most popular procedure is the silicone breast implant. The implants come in different quality and shapes from different suppliers so the surgeons themselves must choose the right one based on their own experience to best suit the patients. Even if it means it is the more expensive option, the safety of the patient is the utmost priority, Dr. Saleh says. Prior to a breast enhancement procedure, patients must go a thorough consultation with the doctor to

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cleavages. Hollywood A-listers Cate Blanchett, Keira

Knightley, Zoe Saldana, Tilda Swinton and Gwyneth

Paltrow are beautiful actresses that have not succumbed to the pressure of achieving the bust size of the Marilyn Monroe ideal.

In fact, because of their slim and slender silhouettes, they have

become favourites with fashion houses as they can carry off all the latest trends from the catwalk. There are lots of different styles that you can experiment with for a small chest, from grungy find the need to fill up a sexy plunging V-neck ensemble, let us recommend some quick and painless tips... understand the process, the possible complications and the after-care. Dr Makki explains that the consultation would usually cover the motivations of a patient for seeking breast enhancement, the desired size of the enhancement and its compatibility with the patients body shape and lifestyle as well as a medical check which sometimes include a mammogram. Dr Makki explains that the new generation silicone implants, when inserted properly, will last for a lifetime and would only need to be replaced if the body goes through changes like drastic weight loss or gain and pregnancy. When the body shape changes, the breasts follows suit so it is important to have implants that match the body shape for optimal results. The PIP debacle has brought afresh the dangers and issues surrounding breast implants and could this take a hit at the breast enhancement industry? Dr Makki reassures that this is an isolated case and that the ISAPS is continuously playing its roles in two primary functions, to ensure patients safety through monitoring as well as life-long education for its members in all development of aesthetic surgery. As with all things in life, there are risks. Of course there are risks to any type of surgery but it is our duty as doctors to minimise the risks by following all the rules. We must provide the right patients with the right procedures at the right facilities and the right surgeons. Dr Makki concludes. Make up is not just for the face Using extra padding Wearing the right undergarment

androgynous dressing to subtle feminine glamour. And if you ever

Finding the perfect bra in the right size may not be the easiest nailed down the right one to give you the support you need, stick

task as our bodies are individually unique but once you have to it and it will help create the fuller cleavage that you crave. A

good push-up bra does wonders by not only giving you a heavy chest. Specialised body suits like Spanx, a body shapewear, will come with special accessories like bra clips to help with support.

bosom but also helps push the fat from under the armpits to the also help tone the body in the long run. Some undergarments also

Why put silicone implants in your body when you can just insert decade ago remains one of the most popular options to instantly lift the breasts and create a cleavage. These silicon pads are easy

them into your bra? The innovation that hit the market about a

to use, either as an insert into your bra or a stick-on under your breasts. Other than silicon, there are also a variety of bra inserts which are designed for different outfits including swimwear and evening wear.

Bronzing powder and blushers are perfect to add a little illusion to your bosom. Pick a shade that best suits the colour of your chest and dust it across the bosom area. Just like how you would use a highlighter to define your nose, use the same technique in between your breasts and you are ready to go!

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