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What are the drawbacks and benefits of breast augmentation?

16 doctors weighed in
Dr. Karen Vaniver
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Augmentation pros

Breast augmentation with implants can help you enlarge your breasts and improve their shape.
Candidates are those with minimal breasts, those who have lost volume from pregnancy, breastfeeding, and aging, and those who have asymmetric breasts. Risks include bleeding, infection, wound separation, scar, fluid collections, rupture, capsular contracture, and malposition.

In brief: Augmentation pros

Breast augmentation with implants can help you enlarge your breasts and improve their shape.
Candidates are those with minimal breasts, those who have lost volume from pregnancy, breastfeeding, and aging, and those who have asymmetric breasts. Risks include bleeding, infection, wound separation, scar, fluid collections, rupture, capsular contracture, and malposition.
Dr. Karen Vaniver
Dr. Karen Vaniver
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Dr. Joseph Minniti
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Benefits are likely

The benefits of breast augmentation are greater self esteem, confidence, and happiness with self appearance.
The drawbacks are risk of complications that may lead to a revision surgery. Unfortunately the national average for that risk is high, 20% in three years. However, qualified surgeons that utilize dimensional-based planning have a much lower risk, about 3%. Check credentials for asaps.

In brief: Benefits are likely

The benefits of breast augmentation are greater self esteem, confidence, and happiness with self appearance.
The drawbacks are risk of complications that may lead to a revision surgery. Unfortunately the national average for that risk is high, 20% in three years. However, qualified surgeons that utilize dimensional-based planning have a much lower risk, about 3%. Check credentials for asaps.
Dr. Joseph Minniti
Dr. Joseph Minniti
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Dr. David Abramson
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Breast augmentation

The advantages would be imprived cosmetic appearance and self confidence.
The drawbacks can be related to bleeding, infection, capsular contracture and the need for additional surgery.

In brief: Breast augmentation

The advantages would be imprived cosmetic appearance and self confidence.
The drawbacks can be related to bleeding, infection, capsular contracture and the need for additional surgery.
Dr. David Abramson
Dr. David Abramson
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Positive vs Negative

There are many potential negatives but the positives outweigh the negatives and include: infection, hematoma, wound breakdown, asymmetry, implant exposure/extrusion/rupture overcorrection/undercorrection, contour irregularity, capsular contracture, distortion with muscular contraction, interference with oncologic evaluation of the breast, interference with nipple sensation, nursing or aging, etc.

In brief: Positive vs Negative

There are many potential negatives but the positives outweigh the negatives and include: infection, hematoma, wound breakdown, asymmetry, implant exposure/extrusion/rupture overcorrection/undercorrection, contour irregularity, capsular contracture, distortion with muscular contraction, interference with oncologic evaluation of the breast, interference with nipple sensation, nursing or aging, etc.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Dennis Dass
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Several

Most women love the way they look after surgery and say that the surgery really improves their self-esteem. Risks of surgery include bleeding, infection, scars, and asymmetry.
Implant related complications include implant failure or rupture, implant exposure, malposition, and capsular contracture. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-augmentation/breast-augmentation-of-los-angeles.html.

In brief: Several

Most women love the way they look after surgery and say that the surgery really improves their self-esteem. Risks of surgery include bleeding, infection, scars, and asymmetry.
Implant related complications include implant failure or rupture, implant exposure, malposition, and capsular contracture. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-augmentation/breast-augmentation-of-los-angeles.html.
Dr. Dennis Dass
Dr. Dennis Dass
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Consultation Key.

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.

In brief: Consultation Key.

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.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Leonard Grossman
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It's a long list

The list of benefits in having breast augmentation can be very long.
The best comparison is that like marriage having healthy looking and proportional breasts can make a woman feel fulfilled. Complications in breast surgery have been traditionally too high, but with the use of tuba surgery and fat transfer these complications are far and few in between. Good luck from nyc.

In brief: It's a long list

The list of benefits in having breast augmentation can be very long.
The best comparison is that like marriage having healthy looking and proportional breasts can make a woman feel fulfilled. Complications in breast surgery have been traditionally too high, but with the use of tuba surgery and fat transfer these complications are far and few in between. Good luck from nyc.
Dr. Leonard Grossman
Dr. Leonard Grossman
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Dr. Lara Devgan
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Several

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.
Benefits include improved contour of breasts, aesthetic appearance, confidence, and self-image.

In brief: Several

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.
Benefits include improved contour of breasts, aesthetic appearance, confidence, and self-image.
Dr. Lara Devgan
Dr. Lara Devgan
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