Potential Risks of Breast Implants
Despite the happiness beast surgery can bring, there are risks associated with any operation. Unfortunately breast enlargement procedures are no different.
Choose A Good Clinic
The main way to minimise risks is to choose a good breast enlargement clinic. Check out the credentials of both the clinic and the surgeon who will be completing the operation and meet with the surgeon to discuss the process and the risks involved. Below are some potential breast implant risks which you should be aware of.
You could get an infection in your breast tissue in the days following your operation. If you do suffer from an infection then to minimise further risks to your health you would probably need to have the implant removed so the infection can be treated properly.
Scars are an unavoidable side effect of having a breast enlargement but the majority of women experience minimal scaring which soon fades. Unfortunately some women experience abnormal scaring which can cause pressure around the implant which results in it becoming hard or causing a changed shape. Occasionally this needs to be removed.
The sensitivity of your breast skin and nipples can be affected after a breast enlargement operation. Some women find that their breasts are more or less sensitive after the procedure and this can be permanent in some cases.
Another risk associated with breast implants is leaking as implants can split or a small tear can mean that the liquid inside them slowly seeps out. Saline implants are often regarded as a safer choice as the liquid inside them is made from a salt solution so it can be absorbed by the body and poses less of a health risk than silicone.
Every operation has associated risks and the above describes some of the potential risks of breast implants. It is vital that you speak in-depth to your surgeon about potential risks you may experience as the above is a general guide and every patient’s health is different.