Are there long term consequences to breast augmentation surgery?

Yes. You will have positive self pride feelings as well as the obvious physical changes. You should be prepared to receive compliments and increased attention in your physical appearance for awhile.
Yes. The weight of large implants can cause the breasts to droop more over time than if implants had not been placed. Therefore, a breast lift may be needed in the future.
Yes. The predominant ones are shape changes which require reoperation. Hardening, or capsular contracture, can now more or less be prevented but has been the the major long-term problem.
Yes. Implants can cause thinning of the surrounding tissues, droop of the breasts, as well as other problems. This should he discussed with a board certified plastic surgeon prior to any augme.Ntation procedure.
Yes. Most of the time, the long term effects of breast enhancement include a boost of self esteem and self confidence in women, which is a good thing. However, bad things can also happen in some, not all women. These included sagging of the breasts if the implants are too heavy, and capsular contraction if the implants results in a scar thickened response by the patient's body. Surgery may be needed.
Breast implants +/- There are numerous long term consequences to breast augmentation. In most instances, reoperation will likely be required. This can be for removal and/or replacement. The good outcomes are generally known. Bad consequences include hardening (capsular contracture), deflation, leakage, rupture, and a whole host of conditions such as the "rock in the sock" or "snoopy" or "double bubble".
There can be. Most women do great with their breast augmentation. However, some women can develop problems long term. One of these is a capsular contraction. Here, the soft implants appear to become hardened, but what actually can happen is the capsule that your body forms around the implant becomes scarred and hardened. This happens 10% to 30% of the time, especially with silicone implants.
Yes. The shape of the breast can change over time in response to the weight of an implant, which can be prevented to some degree by wearing a bra. The information about implants needing to be replaced every 10 years is not correct in my opinion, and they have a lifetime warranty. There is however a chance that another operation will be needed at some point.
Yes. Deciding to have a breast augmentation requires a long discussion with your board certified plastic surgeon. There are long term consequences that should be discussed. There is not enough space to cover them all here, but some of these issues include the average lifespan of 10 yrs, the need for mri's with silicone implant, and the possibility of developing capsular contracture.
Yes. Most women who have breast augmentation, whether for breast changes following pregnancy, asymmetry, or underdeveloped breasts have healthy motives. The tissue around implants can change in various ways so that if for example the implants were removed the breasts might sag and a lift would be needed. There are no proven risks of systemic disease conditions related to breast implants however.
Yes. The more weight in the breast, the faster it sags, unless you support it in a good bra. Also, capsular contracture after a breast augmentation has been well recognized as a potential long term problem. After over 50 years of study, a cause & solution to the problem may have been identified in how bacteria can protect themselves & how we can break their shell & kill them. Being seen much less now.
Yes. Usually revision surgery will be necessary in the future either as an implant exchange from failure (implants last about 10 years on average) or for other cosmetic reasons (bottoming out, contractures, or sagging).

Related Questions

How long does it take to recover from breast augmentation surgery?

Variable time. Recovery is a variable that is patient dependent as well as surgical approach/implant placement dependent. With artificial implants, this will vary from 1-2 weeks in most cases. In patient's augmented with their own fat tissue grafts, the recuperation is typically less than one week. Read more...
1-2 weeks. You should take at least one week off from work for your breast augmentation. You should not be lifting much of anything for the first two weeks. Many forms of exercise can be resumed at 4 weeks. Read more...
1-2 weeks. Recovery varies by patient and implant placement technique, but usually takes 1-2 weeks. You may be able to resume normal non-strenuous activity sooner. Read more...
Recovery? Although recovery differs from one patient to another, most patients are over the “hump” 2 to 4 days after breast augmentation surgery. Most patients are able to return to a desk job within one week. Heavy lifting/strenuous activity may need to wait for 4 to 6 weeks. Best wishes. Read more...
Depends. The recovery after breast augmentation completely depends on the placement of the implants. Depending on the location of the implants whether submuscular or not, the recovery is usually a bit longer for submuscular placement of implants. I tell my patients that a weekend is sufficient for rest after surfer. I use strict guidelines of no heavy lifting with the upper extremities for six weeks. Read more...
Recovery. The discomfort from breast augmentation is dependent on the size of the implant you desire. Larger implants...More discomfort...Longer recovery. On average, you should be able to get back to work within a few days (or even quicker with small implants). Six weeks before strenuous exercises. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-augmentation/index.html. Read more...
4-6 weeks. My patients are very excited about their augmentation immediately. Typically they have some post-operative discomfort which lasts 4-6 weeks. Narcotic pain medication is prescribed and typically utilized for the first week or so. I instruct my patients to let their body be their guide post-opertively and typically they are pain free without activity restrictions by six weeks. Read more...

How long should I stop exercise before breast augmentation surgery?

Exercises before AUG. Each surgeon will have their own pre operative protocols. I ask my patient to refrain from excessive chest muscle use for 1 week prior to sub muscular implant placement.. Read more...
Mild or weight train. Mild exercise can be performed up to the day of surgery but if patients are actively body building or weight training their pectoralis muscles, I often suggest they refrain for three weeks pre-operatively to avoid excessive vascularity of the muscle. After surgery aggressive contraction of the pectoralis may distort the appearance of implants placed under the muscle. http://youtu.be/UKLjD3DQK3U. Read more...

How long before/after breast augmentation surgery do I have to stop working out?

Working out. After augmentation you may need to weeks of no working out , as moving your chest muscles may even be painful at the beginning. Read more...
Breast augment . You can work out at 4 weeks post operative lifting, you can do a light work out in two weeks if it is walking or light treadmill. Read more...
Not long. Before surgery you don't need to stop at all. Afterwards, wait until you feel comfortable resuming your workout. I generally prefer that any activity that involves bouncing (jogging, running, jumping, horseback riding) be postponed for a few weeks after surgery. Ask your surgeon for his/her recommendation. Read more...
Working out. Stop lifting heavy weights for about 6 weeks. Light cardio such as walking on a treadmill or riding an exercise bike can be done in 2 weeks after breast augmentation surgery. Read more...
Working Out? It will not be necessary to “stop working out” before breast augmentation surgery. However, you should plan on a period of rest after the procedure. I asked patients to avoid heavy lifting/strenous activity for 4 to 6 weeks after the procedure is performed. On the other hand, with the approval of your plastic surgeon, you may be able to start lower body workouts very quickly. Best wishes. Read more...
Day before. You can work out the day before, but will need to wait about 6 weeks afterward. Read more...
Recovery. Check with your surgeon. I usually recommend six weeks before strenuous exercises. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-augmentation/index.html. Read more...
2 weeks. 2 weeks for light exercise. Let your body be your guide. If it is hurting, it is probably hurting your result. More strenuous exercise typically possible by 6 weeks. Read more...
8 wks post surgery. Typically patients can walk as much as they want to as soon as they want to. You should not do any heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for 8 weeks. You are not going to want to bounce for 8 weeks. Read more...
It depends. Usually no workouts of the chest for a week before and no chest works out for 3 or 4 weeks after if under the muscle. If on top of the muscle then there is usually a restriction of a few days. Read more...
Working out after. I recommend no working out for 4-6 weeks after breast surgery. You need to give your body time to heal. It is important that the implants remain where your surgeon placed them in the operating room. Also trauma and bleeding after surgery can predispose you to capsular contracture. Read more...
Only a brief time. Most patients can return to full daily activities within a few days although there will be some soreness and swelling for a few weeks. Return to work typically by 3-5 days as long as it does not involve heavy lifting and extreme repetitive activities. Light exercise (walking, treadmill, cycling) within 1-2 weeks, more vigorous by 3-4 weeks then unrestricted (chest exercises) by 4-6 weeks. Read more...

How long after breast augmentation surgery would I have to rest before working again?

Depends on Type? Most patients who undergo breast augmentation are able to return to a “desk job” 5 to 7 days subsequently. Those patients who have more physically demanding jobs require a longer period of time away from work. I ask my patients to avoid heavy lifting/strenuous activity for 4 weeks after the procedure. Driving should wait until patients are off of medications ; can respond to an emergency safely. Read more...
That varies. The answer depends on many factors, including the kind of work and your surgeon's post op routine. In my practice, most patients who do not perform manual labor or strenuous activity at work can resume work in 2-3 days. After about 2 weeks i allow light aerobic type exercise and after about 4 weeks full activity. Again every surgeon has their own routine and you should follow your surgeon's advise. Read more...
1-2 weeks. Most patients are able to return to work about 3 days after surgery. However, if you have a strenuous job, the knee will be on a 20 pound weight lifting limit for 2 weeks. Make sure you follow your doctor's instructions to avoid injuring the surgical site are causing bleeding due to strenuous activity. Read more...
Recovery for Surgery. Most patients can return to light activity the next day after surgery. I recommend that patients wait at least 48 hours before returning to a desk type job. If the job requires moderate physical activity, it is best to wait 4-5 days. Heavy activity might be an issue and you should discuss this with your plastic surgeon. Read more...
What type of work? Desk work can resume a few days to a week after breast augmentation. Heavy or repetitive lifts may have to wait several weeks. Check with your plastic surgeon for details. Read more...
Fast recovery. Most patients are able to resume normal daily activities within 24-48 hours following breast augmentation. Read more...
Recovery. The discomfort from breast augmentation is dependent on the size of the implant you desire. Larger implants...More discomfort...Longer recovery. On average, you should be able to get back to work within a few days (or even quicker with small implants). Six weeks before strenuous exercises. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-augmentation/index.html. Read more...

How long after breast augmentation surgery can someone wear a bathing suit?

Varies. Plastic surgeons may have different recommendations for how long to wait before submerging your incisions. In my practice, i recommend patients wait at least 4 weeks before submerging and about 2 - 3 months before any strenuous swimming. You may be able to wear a bathing suit without swimming sooner, but the implants are typically high for the first few weeks after surgery. Read more...
That depends. Since I use tuba breast augmentation or fat transfer for augmentation, the patients can frequently hit the beach in just about one week. That means you can wear the bathing suit and go swimming. Good luck from nyc. Read more...
Soon. I tell patients that they can submerge their incision after 3-4 weeks wearing a bathing suit. You can wear a swimsuit earlier if you don't get your breasts wet under the water. Most patients take around a month for the implants to drop into position and for them to feel comfortable with their new look. Read more...
Can or want to? You can wear a bathing suit right after surgery. You can submerge the incision in a week; however, the surgery causes swelling which takes a few months to resolve. Prior to this the breast will appear high and overly full in the upper pole. Sometimes the settling is completed at 6 weeks, 3 months is more average for smooth round implants, and longer for textured implants. Read more...
2 weeks for beach. Wearing a bathing suit you can do a few days after surgery... However, if you want to go to the beach or the pool, i recommend my patients to wait approximately 2 weeks. Read more...
Soon. You can wear a bathing suit immediately. However, you will need to keep you incisions covered so they heal well. You will not be able to submerge yourself in water until everything is fully healed - 2-3 weeks, but check with your surgeon first. The implants may still be rather high for 1-2 months. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-augmentation/index.html. Read more...
Virtually. Immediately but you will be somewhat swollen and possibly minimally bruised for a bit. Read more...

How long after breast augmentation surgery can you normally wear a bathing suit in public?

Breast. 2 days to a week sunscreen must be applied if your comfortable one to two days www.Thehaguecenter.Com. Read more...
A couple of days. You will be swollen after surgery. So it might be advisable to wait and purchase new clothing for a couple of weeks to a month after your breast augmentation surgery. If you do wear a bathing suit make sure scars if visible are covered with sunscreen during the first month of healing. Read more...
It varies. It depends on the amount of swelling and pain you are experiencing. Most patients can feel comfortable in a week or two in their swim wear. Read more...
Almost immediately. However activities such as swimming or tanning or volleyball will likely be deferred for weeks or months depending on the approach or technique and the extent if bruising. Read more...
Soon! You can wear a swimsuit once initially healing of the incisions are complete - after about 12-14 days. Don't tan, though - it will make your scars darker! Read more...
Several days. It does not take long to return to normal activity after breast augmentation surgery. However you must allow for time for the incision to heal and if you plan on being in the sun it is important where sun block. Consult your plastic surgeon for specific details. Read more...