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What are the real risks of breast implants? What are the typical risks associated with getting breast implants?

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Dr. Azita Madjidi
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree

In brief: A few

Infection, scarring such as capsular contracture, rippling, sagging, hematoma, asymmetry, pain, loss of nipple sensation, stretch marks, rupture, deflation, the list is long.
Although the risks are low but not zero.

In brief: A few

Infection, scarring such as capsular contracture, rippling, sagging, hematoma, asymmetry, pain, loss of nipple sensation, stretch marks, rupture, deflation, the list is long.
Although the risks are low but not zero.
Dr. Azita Madjidi
Dr. Azita Madjidi
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Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Breast Implant Risks

One of the more common risks is capsular contracture, which develops from collagen fibers around the implants.
It can tighten and make the implant feel hard and be painful. However, this problem can usually be corrected . Dr. Ricardo rodriguez baltimore, maryland.

In brief: Breast Implant Risks

One of the more common risks is capsular contracture, which develops from collagen fibers around the implants.
It can tighten and make the implant feel hard and be painful. However, this problem can usually be corrected . Dr. Ricardo rodriguez baltimore, maryland.
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many.

Risks include infection, bleeding, abnormal scarring, unsatisfactory cosmetic result of specific problems related to breast implants such as: rippling/pop ability of breast implants, encapsulation ( heavy scar tissue around breast implant), breast implant displacement, breast asymmetry, interference with mammograms etc.
Patients should also be aware that further surgery will likely be needed.

In brief: Many.

Risks include infection, bleeding, abnormal scarring, unsatisfactory cosmetic result of specific problems related to breast implants such as: rippling/pop ability of breast implants, encapsulation ( heavy scar tissue around breast implant), breast implant displacement, breast asymmetry, interference with mammograms etc.
Patients should also be aware that further surgery will likely be needed.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Matthew Galumbeck
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Breast Implant risks

Although breast implants are fda approved and safe they do have risks.
Surgical risks, as with any procedure, include bleeding, infection, and anesthesia. The most common risks that can occur with breast implants include implant leakage, capsular contracture ( scar tissue around the implant that causes hardening, implant rippling, loss of nipple sensation, and breast asymmetry.

In brief: Breast Implant risks

Although breast implants are fda approved and safe they do have risks.
Surgical risks, as with any procedure, include bleeding, infection, and anesthesia. The most common risks that can occur with breast implants include implant leakage, capsular contracture ( scar tissue around the implant that causes hardening, implant rippling, loss of nipple sensation, and breast asymmetry.
Dr. Matthew Galumbeck
Dr. Matthew Galumbeck
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Dr. Dennis Dass
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Risks of surgery

Implant related complications include implant failure or rupture, implant exposure, malposition, and capsular contracture.
Capsular contracture is the formation of firm scar tissue around the implant resulting in asymmetry, implant deformation, visibility of the implant, and pain in very severe cases. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-augmentation/index.html.

In brief: Risks of surgery

Implant related complications include implant failure or rupture, implant exposure, malposition, and capsular contracture.
Capsular contracture is the formation of firm scar tissue around the implant resulting in asymmetry, implant deformation, visibility of the implant, and pain in very severe cases. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-augmentation/index.html.
Dr. Dennis Dass
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