Risks of Breast Augmentation

 

Like any other type of surgery, breast augmentation comes with risks.  Selecting a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery is a great start in reducing your risks, as you can be certain that your surgeon has received a formal education in plastic and reconstructive surgery.  However, problems do arise sometimes.  If you're opting to have breast augmentation surgery, familiarize yourself with the risks.  Learn what you can do to help reduce your risks, and talk with your surgeon.

 


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Breast Implant Illness: Cause, Symptoms & What You Should Know

The vast majority of women with breast implants have no adverse reactions, but growing evidence suggests a small number of patients may have biological responses to the implant materials. Symptoms like fatigue, brain fog, rash, memory loss, and joint pain have been reported by enough women with br ...Continue Reading

Breast Implant Illness: Cause, Symptoms & What You Should Know

The vast majority of women with breast implants have no adverse reactions, but growing evidence suggests a small number of patients may have biological responses to the implant materials. Symptoms like fatigue, brain fog, rash, memory loss, and joint pain have been reported by enough women with br ...Continue Reading

The Causes and Treatments for Symmastia (Uniboob)

Symmastia is commonly referred to as "breadloafing", or "kissing implants", or "uniboob". With this condition, the implants actually meet in the middle of the chest, giving the appearance of one breast, instead of two. What causes symmastia? Symmastia is usually a result of over-dissection of the ...Continue Reading

The Causes and Treatments for Symmastia (Uniboob)

Symmastia is commonly referred to as "breadloafing", or "kissing implants", or "uniboob". With this condition, the implants actually meet in the middle of the chest, giving the appearance of one breast, instead of two. What causes symmastia? Symmastia is usually a result of over-dissection of the ...Continue Reading

Symmastia Correction

When a patient develops symmastia, or a uniboob, due to overdissection of the tissues in the cleavage area during a breast augmentation, revisionary breast surgery can correct malposition of the breast implants. However, it is very important that the patient have a qualified surgeon performing their ...Continue Reading

Symmastia Correction

When a patient develops symmastia, or a uniboob, due to overdissection of the tissues in the cleavage area during a breast augmentation, revisionary breast surgery can correct malposition of the breast implants. However, it is very important that the patient have a qualified surgeon performing their ...Continue Reading

How to Tell If You Have an Implant Rupture (And What to Do About It)

Breast implant manufacturers concur that breast implants are not considered lifetime devices—they may rupture or deflate. While ruptures can occur at any time after surgery, they are more likely to transpire the longer the implant has been implanted. Why do ruptures occur? Ruptures can hap ...Continue Reading

How to Tell If You Have an Implant Rupture (And What to Do About It)

Breast implant manufacturers concur that breast implants are not considered lifetime devices—they may rupture or deflate. While ruptures can occur at any time after surgery, they are more likely to transpire the longer the implant has been implanted. Why do ruptures occur? Ruptures can hap ...Continue Reading

Capsular Contracture Prevention: 8 Steps to Reduce Your Risk

Updated September 2018 Capsular contracture is one of the most common complications after breast augmentation surgery. Your body’s normal response to the surgical placement of a breast implant is to form a contiguous scar around the implant capsule. Sometimes, however, the response is too agg ...Continue Reading

Capsular Contracture Prevention: 8 Steps to Reduce Your Risk

Updated September 2018 Capsular contracture is one of the most common complications after breast augmentation surgery. Your body’s normal response to the surgical placement of a breast implant is to form a contiguous scar around the implant capsule. Sometimes, however, the response is too agg ...Continue Reading

What to Know About Necrosis After Breast Surgery

Necrosis after breast surgery is a rare complication where breast tissue or breast fat dies, usually due to poor blood supply. The dead cells can be felt as a lump and cause discoloration, pus drainage and other symptoms. Necrosis is certainly a scary-sounding condition and can cause major dist ...Continue Reading

What to Know About Necrosis After Breast Surgery

Necrosis after breast surgery is a rare complication where breast tissue or breast fat dies, usually due to poor blood supply. The dead cells can be felt as a lump and cause discoloration, pus drainage and other symptoms. Necrosis is certainly a scary-sounding condition and can cause major dist ...Continue Reading

7 Signs of Infection After Breast Augmentation (And What to Do)

You just had a breast augmentation or are on the path to getting one. You should know that infection, while rare, is most likely to occur within 20 days after surgery. Familiarize yourself with this risk and be on the watch for symptoms. The sooner your infection is treated, the more likely your i ...Continue Reading

7 Signs of Infection After Breast Augmentation (And What to Do)

You just had a breast augmentation or are on the path to getting one. You should know that infection, while rare, is most likely to occur within 20 days after surgery. Familiarize yourself with this risk and be on the watch for symptoms. The sooner your infection is treated, the more likely your i ...Continue Reading

Hematoma After Breast Augmentation Surgery (Signs, Causes and Treatment)

Updated September 2018 You had a breast augmentation, and now you've found a firm lump beneath the skin that is accompanied by a bruise. Is it a hematoma? Is it something more serious? Learn about hematoma signs and symptoms, and how to treat a hematoma. What is a breast hematoma? A breast h ...Continue Reading

Hematoma After Breast Augmentation Surgery (Signs, Causes and Treatment)

Updated September 2018 You had a breast augmentation, and now you've found a firm lump beneath the skin that is accompanied by a bruise. Is it a hematoma? Is it something more serious? Learn about hematoma signs and symptoms, and how to treat a hematoma. What is a breast hematoma? A breast h ...Continue Reading

Silicone Gel Bleed: What You Need to Know

Updated September 2018 Breast implants have evolved rapidly over the past 30 years, from a weak shell with liquid silicone to highly cohesive silicone gel. While the evolution meant a lower risk of silicone gel bleed, the potential for leaching has not been fully eliminated. This means that if ...Continue Reading

Silicone Gel Bleed: What You Need to Know

Updated September 2018 Breast implants have evolved rapidly over the past 30 years, from a weak shell with liquid silicone to highly cohesive silicone gel. While the evolution meant a lower risk of silicone gel bleed, the potential for leaching has not been fully eliminated. This means that if ...Continue Reading

Breast and Nipple Numbness After Surgery (and Hypersensitivity)

Updated October 2018 Changes in nipple and/or breast sensation can cause serious stress and worry. You've been going through the pain, swelling, and tightness that marks typical breast augmentation recovery. But to top it off, your nipples and/or breast have taken a hit in the sensation department ...Continue Reading

Breast and Nipple Numbness After Surgery (and Hypersensitivity)

Updated October 2018 Changes in nipple and/or breast sensation can cause serious stress and worry. You've been going through the pain, swelling, and tightness that marks typical breast augmentation recovery. But to top it off, your nipples and/or breast have taken a hit in the sensation department ...Continue Reading

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