Getting a breast enhancement procedure exposes you to risks such as breast-feeding troubles or implant leakage. Thus, it is important to visualize these common dangers and side-effects to better equip you on what to do.
Quite a number of patients who have undergone breast enhancement successfully breast feed. However, there is still a possibility that it will affect the breast feeding process. Before moving through the surgery, confer with your surgeon about this. Sometimes, breast enhancement leads to a loss of sensation in the nipple and breast area. This loss of sensation, which results from damaged nerve endings, may be temporary or permanent. The outcome would depend upon the breast enhancement technique used by your surgeon.
Another potential risk of getting breast enhancement procedures are the leaking of the breast implant materials into the surrounding breast tissue. To decrease the possibility of leaking, make sure that the implant material that will be used is accredited by the FDA. Implants may also burst or tear over time. Usually, ruptures occur when there is extreme compression or trauma to the breast. It may also be because of the natural aging of the implant. Sometimes, it is mammography itself that contracts the breast implant, thereby causing it to break.
The worst risk in breast enhancement lies in its impediment of breast cancer detection. Breast enhancement implants may conceal breast tumors during mammography or ultrasound. For patients with breast enhancement, additional views and special imaging are needed during breast examination. The “Eklund displacement views” helps maximize the visibility of the breast tissue to further detect tumors.
Before trying a breast enhancement surgery, it is recommended to discuss the possible side effects with your chosen qualified surgeon who has adequate experience in breast enhancement. Ensure that the surgeon will tell you of everything you need to know about the procedure and its side effects.