Breast enlargement risks are inherent to any surgical augmentation procedure and must be treated seriously. Although the operation is usually complication free, there are always some risks common to any invasive operation. Learning how to minimize these risks is knowledge which all patients should fully understand prior to undergoing any type of plastic surgery.
This essay helps patients to identify these risk factors and minimize them to enjoy improved surgical experiences.
Surgical Breast Enlargement Risks
Breast augmentation is an invasive technique which implants a foreign structure into the body. During the procedure, the operating conditions must be kept impeccably clean to avoid the risk of infection or contamination.
The tissue dissection should be done carefully to avoid implant positioning problems post-surgery, including implant wrinkling from a pocket which is too small or implant migration, bottoming out or synmastia from a pocket which is too big.
The surgeon must be very careful when operating near the glandular tissue in the breast, to avoid damaging the breastfeeding capacity of the woman.
In addition, neurological tissue must be considered to prevent unwanted loss of sensitivity and function in the nipple or entire breast.
Anesthetic-Related Breast Enlargement Risks
Most breast enlargement is performed under general anesthetic. This type of sedation carries many risks, all by itself.
The general health and constitution of the patient should be good prior to surgery. Patients with health concerns, or a past history of anesthetic-related problems, should only undergo cosmetic surgery in a hospital, so that their safety can be assured, if a complication occurs.
Obese patients pose a significantly higher risk for developing life-threatening reactions to anesthetic.
In rare cases, the patient might have an allergic reaction to the anesthetic or suffer a heart attack, stroke or other fatal event during surgery.
Aesthetic Breast Enlargement Risks
Even if everything goes well during surgery, there is still no guarantee that the final results will meet your expectations. Poor aesthetics occur in some instances, due to a variety of reasons including: poor aftercare of the surgical site, poor choice of implants, procedure or surgeon and the possible development of post-operative complications, such as capsular contracture.
While most aesthetic issues can be avoided with proper and careful planning of the surgical procedure, it is always possible to suffer some unwanted look or feel issues with any breast implant surgery.
Minimizing Breast Enlargement Risks
Preventing negative complications from breast enlargement is actually much easier than many patients know. The power to avoid many of these unpleasant side effects of surgery is right within your own mind.
You must plan your surgery carefully and use good judgment and common sense when selecting your choice of breast implants, augmentation procedure, and especially, your choice of surgeon.
Simply taking the time to do everything right will almost guarantee a great surgical result, which will make you happy for many years to come.
Do not compromise when it comes to plastic surgery. Shop around to explore all your options. Make sure that you trust your surgeon with your very life; because once you are on the operating table, your life is in their hands.
Breast enlargement is not a race. There is no need to get it done ASAP. Use time as your ally when planning your procedure. The more time you take, the better your results will often be. It is that simple.
Additional information is available on our breast augmentation risks resource page.