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
The Essential Info on Mondor's Cord after Breast Implants

A couple weeks after your breast augmentation surgery, you may notice some vertical bands running down your chest from the incisions under your breast. Called Mondor’s Cord, this is an inflammation of the blood vessels that were cut during surgery. What causes mondor’s cord? When your ...Continue Reading

The Essential Info on Mondor's Cord after Breast Implants

A couple weeks after your breast augmentation surgery, you may notice some vertical bands running down your chest from the incisions under your breast. Called Mondor’s Cord, this is an inflammation of the blood vessels that were cut during surgery. What causes mondor’s cord? When your ...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

What to Do if You Don't Like Your Breast Implant Results

There is a lot of anticipation that goes into the process of breast augmentation surgery, so the disappointment you may feel post-surgery if you don’t receive the results you want can be great. But once you realize that the breast augmentation you received isn’t the one you actually ...Continue Reading

What to Do if You Don't Like Your Breast Implant Results

There is a lot of anticipation that goes into the process of breast augmentation surgery, so the disappointment you may feel post-surgery if you don’t receive the results you want can be great. But once you realize that the breast augmentation you received isn’t the one you actually ...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 101: What You Need to Know

When breast implants, or any other foreign object, are placed in the body, the body forms a lining around it. This lining, or capsule, is formed by your own living tissue. Many people refer to this lining as the "capsule", "tissue capsule", or "scar capsule", although it is not exactly the same ...Continue Reading

Capsular Contracture 101: What You Need to Know

When breast implants, or any other foreign object, are placed in the body, the body forms a lining around it. This lining, or capsule, is formed by your own living tissue. Many people refer to this lining as the "capsule", "tissue capsule", or "scar capsule", although it is not exactly the same ...Continue Reading

6 Paths to Treat Capsular Contracture (Non-Surgical Treatment)

The body’s normal response to the surgical placement of a breast implant is to form a contiguous scar around the implant, known as the capsule. It forms a wall between the implant and the body, effectively “removing” the implant from the body. The capsule is necessary for supportin ...Continue Reading

6 Paths to Treat Capsular Contracture (Non-Surgical Treatment)

The body’s normal response to the surgical placement of a breast implant is to form a contiguous scar around the implant, known as the capsule. It forms a wall between the implant and the body, effectively “removing” the implant from the body. The capsule is necessary for supportin ...Continue Reading

Breast and Nipple Numbness After Surgery (and Hypersensitivity)

Changes in nipple and/or breast sensation can cause serious stress and worry, especially since you went through surgery to get your breasts looking exactly how you want. It’s important to know that these changes in sensation are rarely permanent. Temporary sensitivity change after breast ...Continue Reading

Breast and Nipple Numbness After Surgery (and Hypersensitivity)

Changes in nipple and/or breast sensation can cause serious stress and worry, especially since you went through surgery to get your breasts looking exactly how you want. It’s important to know that these changes in sensation are rarely permanent. Temporary sensitivity change after breast ...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

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