Weigh health benefits, risks before plastic surgery

The number of breast augmentation surgeries performed in the United States has quietly surged by 40 percent over the last decade, according to the “New York Times,” while the number of other types of plastic surgery, such as liposuction, nose jobs and lip augmentations, has declined. Clearly, women still want to have breast implants.

Like any surgery, the decision to have–or not have–breast augmentation surgery is not to be taken lightly. After all, unlike corrective surgery, with breast implant surgery, you’re putting an otherwise healthy person under the knife.

Breast augmentation benefits

The chief benefit to breast augmentation surgery is to enhance a woman’s self image. A woman with small breasts or sagging breasts can have her body enhanced to conform more closely to the ideal image of a woman’s body.

Breast augmentation risks

Like any surgery, there are certain risks associated with breast augmentation surgery. The most common is bleeding after the surgery. More rare are infections and cases where the body rejects the implants as a “foreign intruder.” In such cases, the implants will have to be removed. Some bruising is normal post-surgery, but if a patient has much bleeding, it’s time to return to the doctor.

Getting sufficient rest and limiting activity post-surgery are essential to reducing the chance of any bleeding or other post-surgery complications.

To minimize the risks associated with breast implant surgery, it’s important to do your research before you decide on a doctor to perform your breast implant surgery. Check your physician’s experience with such surgery, his credentials and his record. It’s also reasonable to ask to see photos of his past work.

Breast augmentation surgery can make a big difference is a woman’s overall appearance and self-confidence. However, it’s not a decision that should be made in haste or on a whim. After all, you’ll have to live with the results for the rest of your life.

Please contact Us today to schedule your Breast Augmentation Consultation.