Breast augmentation with silicone implants is a type of surgical intervention that results in greater bust size or lifting and remodeling of the breasts but when it comes to surgery, it is always necessary to properly evaluate its risks and benefits.
Side effects are are possible after an operation of this kind:
- you can feel pain, you can see the inflammation of the area and its bruising;
- the sensation of tension in the breasts and chest for several weeks.
Breast implants can sometimes cause problems, including:
- Visible scars;
- Capsular contraction (clotting the scar tissue around the implant resulting in breast deformity, increased consistency, pain). The treatment is surgical and involves extracting implants together with the capsule around them and introducing new implants;
- Implant rupture – is very rare but can happen. Due to the silicone gel characteristics of the latest generation implants in the event of a rupture, the gel does not migrate remotely. The old implant gel could migrate remotely, sometimes finding silicone particles (silicones) in the axillary lymph nodes;
- Crevices in the implant – usually in implants filled with physiological saline or those with low consistency silicone gel;
- The implant that rotates inside the breast, leading to an asymmetrical shape in cases where an anatomical shape implant was chosen. Rotating round implants does not cause breasts deformation (sure, if the implant rotates around its own axis in the same plane, not if it rolls);
- Implant “rippling” (small skin implants) – this happens when there is just a thin layer of thin tissue over the implant that adheres to the surface of the implant. This situation is prevented by choosing implants that do not exceed the limits of natural breasts to have the best coverage. If the situation already exists, transferring a small amount of fat along the implant edges will fix the problem;
- after this type of intervention, problems may occur in the nipple area, these problems are related to their sensitivity, they may become sensitive, less sensitive or you may even feel nothing; this is usually temporary but there are rare cases where it is permanent;
- Problems with breastfeeding – breastfeeding is generally possible with implants and there is no possibility of silicone removal in breast milk. However, due to scar tissue inside the breasts, it is sometimes possible to inflame the channels filled with milk and produce mastitis in the course of breastfeeding, but not more often than in women without this type of intervention.
Remember, any kind of surgery presents a small danger:
- extreme bleeding;
- contamination this may mean that the implant must be removed until the infection is solved;
- you can make an allergy to anesthesia;
- a blood rennet that is formed in deep vessels (venous thrombosis);
It’s possible a connection between mammary implants and an uncommon form of lymphoma of the immune system named ALCL.
ALCL has been found in a small number of patients who had breast implants. Studies conducted indicate a risk of 1 in 1 million cases.
Recommendations of international authorities in the field are not modified in any way approach surgery breast augmentation with silicone implants but to pursue annual postoperative evolution of all patients bearing breast implants (which anyway is made of plastic surgeons interested in the evolution of patients their patients and those responsible for their health).
If problems occur, you have to?
During surgery, the human body can react differently than expected, and the final result is not what the patient desires. If this happens or if you feel unwell after surgery, you notice that the skin does not look the way it should, you should contact your doctor.
If you don’t like your breasts after the procedure you have to contact your doctor; he is best able to know how the operation was performed and the reasons that led to the inappropriate outcome.
If you lost your confidence in your doctor, you may request the opinion of another physician, but always be careful if he or she blames the work of the initial physician; this does not mean it is more qualified than the first one but wants to convince you to operate.
What doctor do I choose for breast enlargement?
In order to choose the doctor who will do your breast enlargement, it is advisable to keep you informed. Discuss with your relatives or acquaintances who have done this kind of surgery, analyze the information available online from trustworthy sources (attention to forums where there is often masked advertising for certain physicians), go to a consultation to get to know the doctor you are interested in and if you are fully satisfied with the communication you make with that person you can proceed to the actual planning of the operation.