Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
Very: But like any operation there are risks. Consult a plastic surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery. Ask to see their certificate.
Plastic Surgery 52 years experience
Very Safe.: In the hands of a board certified plastic surgeon, breast augmentation is a very safe procedure. It must be performed either in a surgicenter or an accredited surgical facility.
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Good doc good result: You really must take the time to find the right plastic surgeon for you. Many plastic surgeon treat this operation as so routine they neglect making sure they are on the same page as the patient. This is an important decision. Find someone who is very experienced, will take all the time you need to explain, let you talk with other patients, ahd understand your needs. Be well, dr. Fred linwood, nj.
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Very Safe!: Breast augmentation performed by a well-trained doctor is critical. This procedure is safely done in an outpatient setting routinely. This may either be at a surgery center or the outpatient center at the local hospital. Insure that your doctor has privileges at the hospital for all procedures he/she performs.
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Silicone also safe: One additional safety question about augmentation is about the type of implants used. This topic has been deabted and there are many stories on the internet about silicone implants and the lawsuits of the early 1990's. I believe, based on the information the fda has reviewed, that silicone implants are safe and would have no problem if my wife, mother or sister wanted to have silicone implants.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Safe Operation.: Breast augmentation surgery is generally a very safe procedure as long as some guidelines are followed. Seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate excellent safety history/record. Anesthesiology and surgery facility should also be considered. Both saline and silicone breast implants are “safe” but each have pros/cons associated with their use. Consultation helpful.
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Board Certified: While plastic surgery can be safe, there are inherent risks for any surgical procedure. It is essential to properly vet your surgeon. Look for memberships to certified boards and medical societies, look at before and after photos, ask how many procedures they have done.
Plastic Surgery 14 years experience
Safe: Breast augmentation is safe, commonly performed, and fulfilling in the right candidates. However, all surgery has risks. Complications of breast augmentation include bleeding, infection, asymmetry, scarring, capsular contracture, implant failure or rupture, need for revision operation, decreased or altered sensation, possible changes in ability to breastfeed, and rarely alcl.
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Safety: In well trained, board certified plastic surgeons by american society of plastic surgery this is a safe operation. There are risks and complications as with any surgical procedure which should be covered in the consultation. Also know that the procedure should be preformed in an accredited surgicenter or hospital.
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Breast implant risks: Breast enlargement by using implants has had concerns raised in the 90s but those concerns have been put to rest. All implants can develop a capsule or lining around it but a contracted capsule is only an issue in a small percentage. Reconstruction with implants have slightly higher risks and the additional issues are due to wound breakdown and radiation. The benefits are becoming 'whole' again.
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Very safe: Breast implants are the most studied device that surgeons place in a patients body. The institute of medicine study and over 400 peer reviewed studies all show that implants are safe. If they were not, we would not put them in. Best to speak with your board certified plastic surgeon. He/she will answer your questions. http://www.jjrothmd.com/procedures/breast-augmentation.