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Is breast surgery safe?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Surgery has risks: In general, breast surgery is safe but it does come with serious risks. It is important to have a thorough preoperative evaluation by your pmd to make sure you don't have health problems that will cause a problem during or after surgery. You need to look at the experience of the surgeon. It can help to get a recommendation from friend/family.
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
It varies: Yes in general but there are all kinds of different breast surgeries and all kinds of different surgeons. You must do adequate research and find a responsible practitioner to help guide you through the process!
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Possible risks : There are risks to crossing the street or flying in an airplane and, of course, there are risks to any surgical procedure. These risks can occur regardless of surgeon or technique. These include but are not limited to: infection, hematoma, discomfort, wound breakdown, hypertrophic scar formation, asymmetry, unfavorable healing, implant infection exposure, rupture, deflation, palpability, visibili.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Yes, but...: The vast majority of patients who undergo breast surgery do well. However, any surgical procedure, including breast surgery carries certain risks as well as potential complications. These risk/complications will vary from one procedure to another. Therefore, patients should spend time learning about the potential risk/complications associated with a specific procedure prior to proceeding.
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Safe surgery: Yes. Now, there are always risks in any procedure. The most common are; bleeding, infection and anesthesia complications. These are very rare. Please see a board certified plastic surgeon to see if you are a candidate.

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