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Breast Implants Risk and Complications

Breast Implants or Breast Augmentation does have a few risks and complications. This is not meant that having Breast Implant Surgery is a bad option, these all breast implants risk and complications are extremely rare, but you should be aware of them before going for the surgery.


What are the breast implants risks?

All Breast Implants either Saline or silicone, they both have similar breast implants risk and complications. These risk are as follows:

You may have permanent changes in nipple or breast sensation

  • Pain in your breast
  • There may be a distort in the shape of the breast implants due to scar tissues
  • Breast Implants may leak or rupture
  • You may have Infection
  • You may need for additional breast surgery


What is Capsular Contracture for Breast Implants Risk?

If a foreign object is placed into the body, the body naturally bonds it with scar tissue around this object. This bonding of scar tissue called Capsular Contracture and this is the most common breast implants risk or complication. This Capsular Contracture can make breast implant from feeling little firm to the breast implants becoming hard and indistinct in shape.

There are few ways that surgeons can try and avoid Capsular Contracture, but not all surgeons are agreed on these. Some of the surgeons believe that placement of breast implants in sub-muscular instead of sub-glandular reduces the chances of bonding by scar tissues. Most of the surgeons advised regular massage after surgery to keep the pocket open and therefore not allowing the scars tissues form too tight. It is also recommended to taking Vitamin E orally for a month from the date of your surgery this may assist to avoid scar tissue forming.

If Capsular Contracture occurs than there are few ways to get rid of Capsular Contracture. One most common way to treat Capsular Contracture is to squeeze the implants to try and open up the tissue, but that is not recommended by breast implants manufacturers. With this way there is a high probability that you will rupture your breast implants using this technique. The most effective technique is of surgery to remove away the scar tissue from the breast implants.


What to do if a breast implants ruptures?

In case of Saline Breast Implants: In case of saline breast implants ruptures, the implant will deflate which will cause your breast to change back to original size and shape. The saline solution will be absorbed by your body without any health hazard. You will need surgery to remove the remaining silicone shell and a new breast implant will be inserted in the same removal surgery of your saline breast implants.

In case of Silicone Breast Implants: In case of silicone breast implants ruptures, the size and shape of your breast may not change at the same time and you may not notice the rupture. The silicone gel do not causes any serious health hazards like breast cancer or breast tissue diseases, but it may cause breast pain or changes in the size and shape of the breast by the time. The ruptured silicone breast implant need surgery to remove the ruptured breast implant and a new breast implant will be inserted at the same removal surgery.

The Food and Drug Administration recommend that you should monitor your silicone breast implants with MRI scans after every two years to reduces the breast implants risk. If MRI scan identifies your breast implants rupture but no signs or symptoms are experienced by you than its up to you to access the risks and benefits of keeping the your ruptured breast implant or to go for a new surgery to remove it. Finally you should be aware of the Breast implants risk, but the breast implants risk are not dangerous of your life.

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See also:

FDA updated safety data on silicone breast implants

What is Breast Cancer?