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.

 


Latest Articles About Risks of Breast Augmentation
Breast and Nipple Numbness After Surgery (and Hypersensitivity)

About 14% of women will have some nipple or breast numbness after a breast augmentation. Find out how long numbness after surgery lasts. Continue Reading

Breast and Nipple Numbness After Surgery (and Hypersensitivity)

About 14% of women will have some nipple or breast numbness after a breast augmentation. Find out how long numbness after surgery lasts. Continue Reading

Breast Implant Extrusion (Causes and Treatments)

Breast implant extrusion (exposure) is a rare breast augmentation complication caused by thin breast tissue. Learn how implant extrusion is treated. Continue Reading

Breast Implant Extrusion (Causes and Treatments)

Breast implant extrusion (exposure) is a rare breast augmentation complication caused by thin breast tissue. Learn how implant extrusion is treated. Continue Reading

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

A hematoma after breast augmentation is scary (yikes). We'll walk you through the causes, symptoms and treatments. Continue Reading

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

A hematoma after breast augmentation is scary (yikes). We'll walk you through the causes, symptoms and treatments. Continue Reading

What to Know About Necrosis After Breast Surgery

Learn the signs and specific treatment recommendations for this rare breast augmentation complication. Continue Reading

What to Know About Necrosis After Breast Surgery

Learn the signs and specific treatment recommendations for this rare breast augmentation complication. Continue Reading

Mondor's Cord After Breast Augmentation

A couple weeks after your breast augmentation surgery, you may notice some vertical bands running down your chest from the incisions under your breast. Find out what causes this and whether it could affect your breast implants. Continue Reading

Mondor's Cord After Breast Augmentation

A couple weeks after your breast augmentation surgery, you may notice some vertical bands running down your chest from the incisions under your breast. Find out what causes this and whether it could affect your breast implants. Continue Reading

Mammography and Breast Augmentation

An implant can interfere with the detection of early breast cancer because the silicone or saline may "hide" suspicious lesions in the breast during an X-ray exam. It’s especially important for women who are at a high risk of developing breast cancer to consider this before committing to a breast ... Continue Reading

Mammography and Breast Augmentation

An implant can interfere with the detection of early breast cancer because the silicone or saline may "hide" suspicious lesions in the breast during an X-ray exam. It’s especially important for women who are at a high risk of developing breast cancer to consider this before committing to a breast ... Continue Reading

Symmastia Correction

When a patient develops symmastia, or a uniboob, due to over-dissection of the tissues in the cleavage area during a breast augmentation, the problem can be corrected. Here's how... Continue Reading

Symmastia Correction

When a patient develops symmastia, or a uniboob, due to over-dissection of the tissues in the cleavage area during a breast augmentation, the problem can be corrected. Here's how... Continue Reading

Capsular Contracture Overview

What is capsular contracture? Why does it occur? This article answers those questions and more. Continue Reading

Capsular Contracture Overview

What is capsular contracture? Why does it occur? This article answers those questions and more. Continue Reading

All About Symmastia (Uniboob) After Implants

Following a breast augmentation, when the breasts meet each other, it's called symmastia. Why does it occur? Can it be fixed? Learn more here. Continue Reading

All About Symmastia (Uniboob) After Implants

Following a breast augmentation, when the breasts meet each other, it's called symmastia. Why does it occur? Can it be fixed? Learn more here. Continue Reading

Implant Ruptures: Types and Symptoms

Do you suspect your implant has ruptured? Find out why ruptures occur, what the different types of ruptures are, and what symptoms are associated with silicone and saline implants. Continue Reading

Implant Ruptures: Types and Symptoms

Do you suspect your implant has ruptured? Find out why ruptures occur, what the different types of ruptures are, and what symptoms are associated with silicone and saline implants. Continue Reading

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