Breast Augmentation For $0? Free Breast Implants Via Crowdfunding Sites Bring Controversy

Breast augmentation surgery continues to be a heated topic and search term in 2016. As reported by the Inquisitr, breast implant removal surgery is also rising, as more and more women turn to social media to share their experiences with breast explant surgery.

However, at the same time, some women are getting their breast implants removed and tagging their #NaturalBreastAugmentation experiences on social media, while others are turning to controversial methods of crowdfunding to try and get their breast augmentation surgeries for free.

As reported by the Telegraph, one of the websites offering free breast implants features contributors making donations to women who go to the website seeking those free breast augmentation surgeries. Some of the women post nude photos to the websites — including full naked images and videos — in order to try and encourage their donation figures to rise. Sites like the one featured in Telegraph are becoming the focus of a crackdown by authorities.

In order to get the free breast implants, the women have to hit a target goal amount of money that they pre-determined their breast implants might cost. Those income goals are generally around $7,000 — the amount they’ve set for their free breast implants. The money raised can only be used to obtain their free breast implants, and the women don’t get the money for their free breast augmentations until their money goals are reached.

Instead of the free breast implant sites describing themselves as adult sites, they claim to be ones that give women who want free breast implants a way to get those free breast augmentation surgeries without having to take out loans to do so. However, with the buzz about breast explant surgeries growing in popularity, along with the impact that having nude photos or videos on various websites can have upon a person’s career or family life, the free breast implant alternatives might not be as safe as is presumed.

On any given day, Googling “breast augmentation” pages on GoFundMe turns up a plethora of women who want crowdfunding to pay for their breast implants. Indeed, while Google suggestions prove that some people who search for “free breast implants” are searching for “free breast implants for cancer patients,” certain women who share their breast explantation journeys are also cancer patients who write about having their breast implants, which they’d received as part of reconstructive surgery, removed.

Others who’ve set up crowdfunding pages requesting money for free breast implants explain that they are on a transgender journey, or detail that they are focused on careers that they believe necessitate breast augmentations — like lingerie modeling.

As reported by News.com.au, one particular man who donates approximately $100 per month to a site for women seeking free breast implants admits that the website can represent an atmosphere that is sexually charged, but he won’t go so far as calling it a dating website or social networking site like Facebook.

Even Instagram accounts touting the free breast implants website have been set up, with photos of lots of ladies with breast implants appearing in the posts that try and encourage benefactors to give money to other women who want free breast implants. However, the dark side of breast augmentation as seen in the Instagram posts with tags like #breastimplantillness, #breastimplantremoval, #explantation, #explantinfo and #implantillness aren’t mentioned.

With more cosmetic surgeons posting their fat transfer processes with natural breast augmentation results, the photos and videos might convince those seeking free breast implants to seek free fat-transfer natural breast augmentation surgeries instead.

Other social media labels being used to explain the breast implant removal process appear under the hashtags #explantsurgery, #breastimplantawareness, #breastexplantation, #explantjourney, #removalrevolution, #implantfacts,#salineimplants, #explantinfo and the hashtag called #uglysideofbreastimplants.

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