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Are There any Risks to Breast Augmentation?

If you are considering a breast augmentation procedure, no doubt you have some concerns or questions about the procedure. One of the most common questions we receive is, “What are the risks?”

With any surgery, there are some risks. It is important to note that 98% of women that receive a breast augmentation report that the results met or exceed their expectations. However, it is important to understand all the possible effects before you schedule your procedure.

Some of the potential risks of breast augmentation include:

Reoperation – There is always the chance of future surgeries after a breast augmentation.

Loss of Sensation – Often sensation returns after the procedure, but some patients report a lasting change in breast and nipple sensation.

Capsular Contracture – When the capsule around the implant contracts, causing breast distortion, pain, and the implant to feel hard.

Implant Rupture – These are not common, but are a possibility. Modern implants are stronger than ever, and some models are less at risk to leak than others.

What Kind of Symptoms Should I Expect?

After a breast augmentation, it is common to experience swelling, tenderness, and soreness. Pain medication will ease the soreness, and gentle walking will promote circulation and healing. Side effects should fade after a couple of days.

How Do I Reduce the Risk?

The most important thing to note is that when you schedule a breast augmentation, choose a surgeon with experience and success. Make sure you are going to a professional who has received numerous great reviews from former patients.

At Burnett Plastic Surgery, we take the safety of our patients very seriously. Our Westfield breast augmentation surgeons are highly trained and knowledgeable about even the most complicated of procedures.

Contact Burnett Plastic Surgery to learn more about our breast augmentation services.

Carlos Burnett