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Risks And Complications Of Breast Implant Surgery by jannydear(f): 5:24pm On Aug 13, 2019
Women have various reasons for wanting to go under the knife to have a breast implant surgery. Some women with small breasts want to enlarge the size, some want to alter the shape, and some with saggy breasts want to give it a fuller look.

Women generally may wish to have breast implants to help attain what they perceive to be a more attractive size or shape.

Whatever the reason, no woman should take lightly the risks and complications associated with breast surgery. The procedure is expensive and in some cases, the results isn’t surefire.

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Breast implant procedure is usually takes between 60- 90 minutes, with the person under general anesthetic.

It is essential that women who decide to go ahead with the procedure fully understood the potential risks and complications.

Breast Implant Surgery
The surgical procedure involves a surgeon dissecting the skin either at the bottom of the areola or below the breast. A pocket section will then be cut out under the breast and the pectoralis (push up) muscle, and position the implant. After this, the cut will will then stitch the cut back up before covering it with a dressing.

There are possible risks and complications associated with breast implant surgery.

Common Complications of breast Implant
Some side effects of breast implant surgery include:

Pain that is temporary
Inflammation and bruising
Tight feeling in the chest
A person can still experience a feeling of tightness for a few weeks after the surgery. Breast implant surgery does come with some risks. The most common breast implant complications include:

thick, noticeable scarring that does not fade
hardening of the breast tissue, due to scar tissue around the implant
a rupture where the implant drips, causing formation of small lumps called silicone granulomas.
visible creases or folds in the implant
nerve damage to the nipples: This can make the nipples feel more sensitive, less sensitive, or totally lose feeling.
rotation of the implant within the breast
rippling of the implant (thin layer of tissue covers the implant and sticks to the surface)
infection that will require the implants to be removed
being unable to breast-feed
being discontented with the results and requiring a further operation
blood clot forming in the veins deep in the body
excessive bleeding during surgery
allergic reaction to the anesthetic
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Another complication of breasts implants is an immune system cell cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma or ALCL. This type of cancer is rare but a small number of women who have had breast implant surgery usually develop this cancer. ALCL is usually discovered several years after breasts implant surgery.

Types of Breast Implants
There are two main types of implants, and each of them come with various risks.

Silicone gel implants
Silicone gel implants are less likely to wrinkle. The polyurethane-coated type allegedly reduces the possibility of implant rotation or scar tissue affecting the shape of the implants, though it can cause a skin reaction.

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A soft gel silicone implant may rupture, causing silicone to spread into the breast, leading to silicone granulomas. If the newer silicone implants rupture, they are less likely to leak silicone into the breast, though it is hard to determine when they have. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommend a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to screen for implant rupture 3 years after the procedure, and then every 2 years afterwards.

This screening MRI has no insurance and implants have a lifespan of 10–15 years and will usually need to be replaced in one’s lifetime at least once.

Saline solution implants
These implants contain a salt-water which can be absorbed or ejected by the body if the implants rupture. Unlike the silicone gel implants, it is easier to detect if saline solution implants has ruptured because the solution will leak out of the shell. The affected breast will become smaller than the opposite side.

Saline solution implants are more disposed to wrinkling since they are less firm than silicone.

Early Signs of Complications
Early signs that something may have gone wrong with breast implant surgery include:

burning sensation in breasts
inflammation or redness of the skin around the breast
unusual swelling that refuses to subside
Contact the surgeon who carried out the operation immediately you notice any of the above symptoms. Also, if you are dissatisfied with the results, consult the surgeon.

Risks associated with breast implants
Though numerous success rates have been recorded with breast implant surgery, there are still risks that accompanies the procedure.

Nipple or breast pain
Asymmetry concerning the size, shape, or level of the breasts
Breast tissue atrophy (occurs when breast tissue loses its substance)
Thinning and shrinking of breast skin
Calcium deposits developing as hard lumps under the skin around the implant
Death of skin or tissue around breast due to infection
Implants not properly placed in breast
Tightening of scar tissue around an implant and the breast hardening
Swollen lymph nodes
Defect of the chest wall or rib cage
Toxic shock syndrome
Deflation due to a leak, tear, or cut
Cut not healing properly
Breakdown of skin to reveal the breast implant
Blood gathering near the surgical site
Damage of the tissue or implant
Accumulation of fluid around the implant that can cause pain, inflammation, and bruising

Things to Note Before Getting Breast Implants
Breast implants isn’t covered by life insurance. Complications can be fixed with corrective surgery, and the results of this surgery may be poor.

Before deciding to get breasts implants, evaluate any risks and consider whether the surgery is worth the risks. Complications may occur. You have to be able to cope when it does. Removing implants and not replacing them may cause the breasts to look saggy, dimply, and puckered. This may be worse than the original form of the breasts.

A woman who wishes to have children later in future should re-consider getting implants, as it can affect her ability to breastfeed since the breast tissue and milk-producing glands are manipulated during the surgical procedure.

Source: https://healthdiary365.com/risks-and-complications-of-breast-implant-surgery/
Re: Risks And Complications Of Breast Implant Surgery by OliviaNell: 3:17pm On Jun 23, 2021
You are right, you should be notified of this before the operation and be prepared for any complications. After all, in which case you may need prompt removal of implants. You can find en bloc capsulectomy los angeles here, if needed. Choose only the best ones

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