By Zulaihatu Abubakar
The female breasts are designed for the purpose of producing milk for the new born baby. This primary function is carried out only a few times during the life of the woman.
Most women have adequately sized breasts but some feel that their breasts are too small. The desire to appear more attractive may drive such women to seek plastic surgery in the form of breast implants or breast firming.
The commonly held belief is that, a woman with a larger bust will attract more attention from the opposite sex.
Due to this belief, fake boobs and breast firming is gradually getting a place in the heart of many Ghanaian ladies.
It is common knowledge that every woman will do anything to please her man in order to keep him; and knowing the man?s appetite and love for breasts, it is no surprise that the female species have resorted to all means to make their boobs appetizing.
This has led to the latest crave and craze for fake boobs and breast firming in Ghana.
Initially, fake boobs, in Ghanaian circles, were associated only with celebrities, with the CEO of Aphrodisiac Nite Club Confidence Haugen being the most widely known for it.
These days however, the average Ghanaian lady has started looking for means to enhance her sexiness through fake boobs and breast firming.
The firming of breasts is undertaken by most of the beauty therapy outfits in Ghana, while breast implants are only undertaken by medical facilities outside the country; and considering the cost of getting fake boobs, Ghanaian ladies prefer firming up their breasts.
Acquiring fake boobs using an implant, this author gathered, could go for as high as $5,000, and the procedure must be repeated after a period, mostly 10 years.
She also gathered that a large number of females in Ghana go in for firming of the breasts at the cost of GH?350 and one has to go through the process for a month or more.
This was revealed by an official of one of the most popular beauty therapy outfits in Ghana.
According to the source, most of the ladies who go in for breast firming are between the ages of 20 and 35 and they do this in order to either get the attention of men, or satisfy the whims of their partners.
?They come here every day for us to firm their breasts and trust me, business is good especially when it comes to this part. The most interesting part of this is that, there is no side effect?, the source said.
But a doctor at the Mamobi Polyclinic in Accra (name withheld due to security reasons) thinks otherwise. He believes ?all these artificial renovations of the body? are the causes of cancer.
?Much as it helps to show their physical beauty, it has side effect. Every human part has the limit to which it can take these artificial renovations. There is a limit to what the body cells can take.
?Once you engage in these things, blood may be directed to certain parts of the body which under normal circumstances it shouldn?t go. So eventually, you are going to distort the chemistry in the body?, he revealed.
He noted that, sometimes body tissues are destroyed or deposited in the process in areas of the body where they are not supposed to be. Therefore, the side effects may differ from one individual to the other.
In conclusion, he cautioned against breast firming and acquisition of fake boobs adding, ?because you cannot restrict the size of the breast you can have?.