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You can get beautiful results with your breast augmentation, but you have to think to yourself "at what price." There are many risks and complications to this type of surgery, so you better be sure this is what you really want, becauser this is serious stuff.
One risk of breast augmentation is called CAPSULAR CONTRACTURE.This is a scar that forms around the implant, causing it to feel firm, look unnatural, and potentially hurt.
Another risk of breast augmentation is INTERFERENCE WITH MAMMOGRAPHY. Breast implants do interfere with the ability of a mammogram to "see" all of your breast tissue. Placing the implant under the muscle allows for the least amount of interference.
Whether uncer or over the muscle, implants do not interfere with your ability to detect lumps in self examination. Self exams are found to be the most successful way in discovering the majority of breast cancers. Implants also do not interfere wih ultrasound or MRI scans, which are helpful in the evaluation of breast masses.
Another risk in this type of surgery is IMPLANT DISPLACEMENT. Implants can move out of position at anytime after breast augmentation surgery. If the movemrnt is severe, you may nee further surgery to correct the problem. The larger the implant, the larger the implant, the greater the chance that it will displace downward.
SALINE IMPLANT DEFLATION is yet another risk. Saline implants can develop a leak and deflate. If this happens your breast will shrink to its preoperative stage in a day or so and yu will need another breast augmentation surgery.
SILICONE IMPLANT RUPTURE is also another risk. Whereas Saline implants are said to deflate, Silicone implants are said to rupture. It really is the same thing, except that when the Silicone gel implant shell ruptures, the Silicone does not become quickly reabsorbed by your body.
RIPPLING is another risk of this procedure. Rippling is the visible appearance of waviness of the skin over your implants, like the ripples of a wave on a like. Some doctores call it "Wrinkling." Rippling is most common in Saline implants.
INFECTION is a risk you must take if you are to undergo breast augmentation. Infection, if it occurs usually does so within 2 months of surgery. Infection occurs in about 1%
of all implant surgeries. If an infection occurs it requires anibiotics and the removal of the involved implant. Anew implant can be placed six months later.
NIPPLE NUMBNESS is yet another risk. No surgeon can guarantee to you that you will get out from this surgery with perfect preservation of nipple sensation. The nation risk of having permanently numb nipples is about 15%.
BREAST FEEDING AND PREGNANCY is not altered by implants. Many women ask about the effect of future pregnancy on augmented breasts. In most cases, implants will not affect the fate of your postpartum breasts.
All in all, women who are unwilling to accept the potential need for further surgery should not have breast augmentation. You must understand that if you receive any implant in your body, whther it be a pace maker, artificial joint, heart valve, etc, there will always be a potential risk that you may need further surgery at some later point in your life. With breast augmentation in particular, you may need surgery for capsular contracture, deflation, rippling, displacement, infection desire for a different size or another reason. Perhaps, you may go your entire life without any of these problems, but it is better to be forwarned and be knowledgeable.