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Risks And Complications Possibly Linked With Breast Augmentation Surgery

 

Breast augmentation surgery like other cosmetic surgical procedure also has its risks and complications. Even though the procedure has low risk involved, Dr. Hong knows how best to manage these risks to bring beneficial outcome of the surgery in the end. The best way to avoid these low profile risks found with the breast augmentation is to diligently follow the postoperative care of your surgeon. The risks and complications that occur after the breast augmentation surgery are categorized under two major concepts. They are the Aesthetic and Medical risks with breast augmentation.

 

Aesthetic Risks And Complications Of Breast Augmentation

Even though they are called risks, they are often not life threatening. However, these risks distort the results of the breast enlargement surgery and are not limited to:

A) Capsular Contraction: This is the most popular after a breast augmentation surgery that seems almost unavoidable. It is so because of the presence of scars and usually forms when tissues of the scar forms around the breast implants resulting in contraction of the implants. The formation of the tissue is actually graded in four according to their measurement. Grade 1 looks quite normal and soft while grade 4 looks abnormal, hard plus painful causing patient discomfort.

B) Breast Implant Rupture: This is very rare and normally occurs due to too much pressure exerted on the implants after the surgery or probably a defect from the manufacturer’s end.
Others include bottoming out (clearly found in breast augmentation cases of subglandular breast implant placement), double bubble (the sagging effect after the surgery) and breast rippling (common with saline implants that result in wrinkling or folding of the breast implants after surgery or extremely thin patients)

 

Medical Risks And Complications Of Breast Augmentation

Even though they are called medical risks, they are often looked out for with cautions to ensure the safety of our patients. However, these risks distort the results of the breast enlargement surgery and are not limited to:

A) Pain Around The Breasts & No Feel Of The Nipple: Pain is usually very common after the surgery. The patient normally doesn’t feel their breasts after the surgery usually accompanied by pains. Temporary loss of sensation is normal early after surgery. If the loss of sensation last longer than six weeks or three months, there may be permanent injury to the nerve. When this happens your normal activities such as being intimate or lactating will cause you discomfort.

B) Anesthesia: Serious anesthesia complications are rare if you have no significant medical problems and the anesthesia is given by an experienced board certified anesthetist. It is important that you disclose your full medical history to the surgeon and anesthetist during consultation. That way there are no stones left unturned and the doctor will know what to do and how to supervise the patient during and after the surgery.

C) Re-opening Of Incision Sites: Usually happens when the patient stresses the breasts too much after surgery.
Others include infection and possible hematoma. Do not be afraid to tell your surgeon if you feel discomfort such as these after your surgery.