Breast Augmentation Risks
Houston - Sugar Land - Katy, Texas
Like other surgical procedures, breast augmentation carries the possibility of risks. In general, risks are rare, especially when the procedure is performed by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon.
Risks stem from the actual surgical procedure, but there is also a possibility of risks associated with the results of the procedure.
In Houston, Texas, Dr. Malik Kutty provides experienced breast augmentation while minimizing risks. He is committed to the safety and well-being of his patients, and will guide you through all of the stages of the procedure, including your successful recovery. Schedule a consultation with Luxe Plastic Surgery today to learn more.
Risks Following Breast Augmentation Surgery
After breast augmentation, there are a number of possible complications that arise in rare situations. These include:
- Breast pain
- Changes in nipple and breast sensation
- Capsular contracture
- Rupture and deflation
- Wrinkling or rippling
- Bottoming out (implants descend too low)
- Hematoma (pooling of blood in the surgical area)
- Seroma (collection of fluid around the implant)
- Necrosis ( loss of the tissue surrounding the implant)
- Symmastia ("unibreast")
In general, these complications are rare. In the event they do occur, they can most often be corrected with an additional surgical procedure.
Inherent Surgical Risks in Breast Augmentation
In any type of surgical procedure, there are certain inherent risks. The two primary risks to mention are:
- Anesthesia risks
- Excessive bleeding
A common risk of general anesthesia is aspiration, which occurs when an object or liquid is inhaled into the lungs during surgery. Aspiration is fairly uncommon because patients are instructed not to eat or drink anything for a certain amount of time prior to surgery.
General anesthesia is also associated with side effects including nausea, vomiting, headache and muscle aches. These side effects are generally minor and should dissipate in the hours following surgery.
In rare cases, excessive bleeding can occur during breast augmentation surgery. This situation is easily controlled by an experienced surgeon.
Preventing Breast Augmentation Complications
Although the risks are concerning, it is important to recognize that choosing the right surgeon drastically reduces the odds of these complications. Experienced and knowledgeable surgeons use certified anesthesiologists . Good surgeons also use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques that come with better safety records than outdated equipment or equipment that does not meet medical standards. Additionally, a good plastic surgeon has your best interest in mind.
If you live in Houston, Texas, or the surrounding areas, and are interested in breast augmentation, please schedule a consultation with experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Malik Kutty at Luxe Plastic Surgery.