Breast Implant Risks And Dangers - Augmentation Complications


While the reasons for having breast implants installed can vary from woman to woman, the risks and dangers are going to remain the same.

It is essential for the individual who is looking to have this type of surgery to consider all the different risk factors associated with it, and to take a moment to ensure that there is a level of understanding in this area.

Breast Augmentation Infections
Infection is perhaps one of the more important dangers that you need to consider when it comes to breast implants.

Because of the location of the breasts, the female who has undergone surgery is prone to infections that can reach the heart and become potentially fatal.

Generally, the infection that is associated with this surgery is one that is treatable with antibiotics; however, additional surgeries may be required to remove the new implant, and a minimum of six months will need to pass before another surgery can potentially occur.

This of course, will cause the woman's breasts to be uneven and additional surgeries will likely be required, procedures that can hold the same risk of infection.

Capsular Contracture Danger
Women with breast implants also find that there is another concern that they are going to have. When the implant is placed over the muscle tissue in the chest, a woman has the chance of having a capsular contracture. This is a painful condition that causes the new implants to become firm.

Women who have this problem will typically find that they need to have their surgery redone to correct the scar tissue and this could result in additional problems.

Ruptured Breast Implant Risk
Ruptures tend to be another concern that women end up facing when they have breast implants. These of course have risks and dangers associated with them as well.

Here is a listing of some of the most common problems and concerns that occur when a breast implant ruptures.
  • Breasts can deflate and cause an uneven look.
  • Silicone breasts, when ruptured, can cause an inflammatory response that will cause capsular contracture.
  • Painful and tender breasts
  • Infection
Breast Implants and Cancer
Breast cancer is still going to remain a concern when a woman gets breast implants, and while some women may find that they have used these implants as part of a reconstructive process, there is still going to be a need for regular checkups.

The problem is that when a woman goes for her mammography, the actual style and location of the breast implant can prevent an accurate picture of the breast tissue. This can result in a test that only gathers a look at 75 - 90% of the actual tissue. Therefore, an increased need for self examination that is diligent when you have this type of surgery done, to avoid any dangers that could occur from undiagnosed breast cancer.

Side Effects And Making An Educated Decision
Even with all these concerns, many women still proceed to get their breast implants done. While some will not have any of these symptoms, a more common symptom found is nipple numbness.

With this, women find that the nipple remains numb at all times and this cannot be undone. Generally, this happens in about 15% of patients and there is no way to guarantee if you will be affected or not.

These are, of course, just some of the risks and dangers that you might encounter when you get breast implants.

It is vitally important that you understand the seriousness of these potential dangers and make an educated decision before you completely commit to having breast augmentation surgery.

Education is always the most important consideration to make when you are contemplating breast implants or any other plastic surgery procedure.

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Anonymous said...

Not mentioned here is the fact that you will have to have the implants replaced at least every 10 to 15yrs.