Health Risks Associated With Breast Implants

Almost all surgeries that are performed today have some risks associated with them. Breast implants are no different and even though the technology has developed enough to minimize breast implant risks, it is important to be aware of these risks before you make any decision. During your decision-making process, you need to choose a well reputed surgeon and has a lot of experience in this particular type of surgery. You need to discuss your surgery and case in detail with the surgeon and amongst the procedural details, you should definitely discuss the breast implant risks as well to make sure that he or she knows exactly what they are doing and how they would deal with any possible complications.

Some of the more familiar breast implant risks are associated with almost every surgery, namely, excessive bleeding, infection and problems with the anesthesia. As far as dealing with the anesthesia is concerned, make sure that a board certified anesthesiologist is present and that you do not eat or drink from the night before your surgery.

Even so, you may experience nausea after the surgery but this should probably go away in a couple of days. Other breast implant risks like infection can easily be dealt with using antibiotics; the only thing you need to see is that you should not be allergic to any of the medication prescribed to you. Sometimes excessive bleeding can also occur and you can minimize all breast implant risks related to excessive bleeding by avoiding the usage of vitamin E, aspirin and other blood thinners days before the actual surgery.

One of the special breast implant risks is capsular contraction in which the body forms a scar tissue around the foreign implant and this scar tissue can contract. Different surgeons have different beliefs about how to avoid this problem. Some of them think that instead of sub-glandular placement, sub-muscular placement should  be used. Others believe that regular massage after the surgery reduces the breast implant risks of capsular contraction. Another risk you need to be aware of is that of deflation and rupture; sometimes it is normal because implants are not bound to last your lifetime and therefore, with age, this can happen to them. Sometimes, the implant can truly be faulty, especially when it was not properly applied during the surgery or simply because the implant was overfilled. Breast implant risks related to deflation and rupture can be minimized, and these can easily be remedied as well.

Other Breast Implant Risks include displacement of implant or bottoming out, symmastia, Mondor’s cord, loss of sensation or complications with the scarring. With bottoming out, the implants tend to move downwards because they lose tissue support. With symmastia, the condition looks as if there is no definable cleavage; the Mondor’s cord is a hard vein like feeling under the breast or around the armpit. Either sometimes women lose sensation in their breasts or the sensation can intensify and sometimes, the scar can heal quickly or it can take time. Do not forget to discuss each of this Breast Implant Risks and their implications with your plastic surgeon.

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