Hesitant about BA - Is it Safe?
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Breast Augmentation Is Safe
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Is it safe?
Following the breast implant scare of the 1990ies, these devices have be studied more extensively than any other medical devices. None of the illnesses alleged to have been caused by implants were any more common in women who had received breast implants than in women matched for age who had never had breast surgery.
The commonest risks are minor and cosmetic and are not health threatening. In a breast augmentation centered practice, I know of no patients of mine who have developed any of these illnesses after breast surgery, and that is true of colleagues with whom I have discussed this matter.
Best info will come during an in person consultation. WIth that recommendation, you can continue to investigate and make your own decision.
I should add that in many patients who have enough excess fat tissue, fat grafting may be an alternative method of enlargement.
All the best.
I think all surgeries, plastic or non plastic ones carry some risk or complications. Breast implants have been studied and review by a lot of professionals that have had these same expectations in order to prevent or make them better. I can honestly tell you that in my experience, patients who've had the BA are living happy and with no complications. Although many people have had complications like you say, I believe that doing research and getting a certified PS reduces the risk in many ways.
Breast Augmentation safety
Is Breast Augmentation Safe?
In my estimation the current Silicone and the Saline implants will become obsolete very shortly. The new high tension gel implant (gummy bear) is my implant of choice because:
1.It is very life like when compared to the silicone implant and the unnatural saline implant.
2.In the event of a rare rupture, the silicone does not leak into the patients tissue with the high tension gel implant.
3.Some studies indicate that the possible scarring, that can occur, around the new implant is markedly reduced.
So my recommendations would be to find a experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to perform the procedure and seriously consider the High Tension Gel Implant(Sientra). I have been using them for the past year and don't plan on ever going back to the traditional gel filled implant or the Saline Implant. Good Luck
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