Is breast augmentation surgery safe?

Yes generally. speaking. Its safety will, more precisely depend on the specific patient's state of health, surgical technique, and surgeon's experience and dedication, to name some factors.
Yes. infection is a complication that can occur with any surgery and is relatively uncommon in breast augmentation. If it does occur the implants may have to be removed.
YES. Breast augmentation surgery is very safe- if a few rules are followed. Rule one- having the surgery performed by a board certified plastic surgeon. Rule two- having the procedure done in a certified surgical facility. Rule three- choosing an appropriate size and shape implant for your body type- not what your friend has or you see on the internet. Rule four- following the surgeons instructions.
Breast augmentation. YES breast augmentation is safe assuming you are healthy. Beyond being physiologically safe, the MOST important factor is that you communicate week with the doctor that will be performing your surgery. Both have to be on the same page in terms of expectations.
In General, Yes. Many factors affect how safe a surgical procedure will be. Patient factors are important. If you are young, healthy, without major medical problems, not morbidly obese, and do not smoke, surgery should be very safe. You should have a consultation with a surgeon who has a lot of experience with breast augmentation. Be advised that there is a high revision rate following breast augmentation.

Related Questions

How safe is breast augmentation surgery?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...

Is breast reduction surgery safer than breast augmentation?

Risk. All surgery carries some risk but that can be minimized by pre operative screening. The length of time a breast reduction takes is roughly double that for a breast augmentation so ther is double the amount of anesthetic and time immobilized. Breast augmentation involves placement of a foreign material into the body with risk of infection, device failure and scar-related issues. Read more...
Different Operations. One operation is not safer than another. They are different operations for different issues. Read more...
Both are safe. Both operations are extremely safe, but breast reduction takes longer in the operating room and involves more incisions and scars. Augmentation involves use of implants, which are also safe but have their own particular issues. Obviously, one woman cannot need both operations, so individual medical details are much more relevant, and both operations (in different patients) are quite low-risk! Read more...
No. Both procedures are safe if performed by a knowledgable surgeon and the patient is healthy. Each procedure has its inherent risks but all things considered, the reduction is a longer and more invasive procedure. Read more...
Not necessarily. Each procedure has its potential risk/complications associated with it. The potential risk/complications are too numerous to list here. For example, breast reduction surgery tends to be a longer and “more invasive” procedure; on the other hand, breast augmentation surgery involves risk associated with placement of a foreign body. Educate yourself about the potential risks in more detail. Read more...
Usually both r safe. There may be several situations that make breast augmentation or reduction risky or unacceptable; much of this can be determined through a history & physical conducted by a board certified plastic surgeon. This includes unreasonable expectations or psychological conditions in addition medical conditions such as local breast disease or systemic medical conditions that increase the complication rate. Read more...
No difference. But if you're a candidate for one your not likely a candidate for the other. Read more...
Both are safe... ...When performed by an expert. Of course, there are different complication profiles for each one. For example, breast augmentation has issues related to the implant itself - leakage, capsular contracture, ripples, etc., which reduction does not. Reduction has longer scars, risk of recurrence, etc. But both operations deliver a high degree of satisfaction to the patient. Read more...

Which surgery is easier and safer? Breast augmentation under or over muscle?

Breast augmentation. Recovery from breast augmentation over the muscle is typically easier than under the muscle due to the lack of stretch of the muscle. Both techniques are safe, however there has been a report to state that a breast implant under the muscle may provide better ease of reading on mammogram when compared with over the muscle (although there have been reports that have shown no difference as well). Read more...
Over easy Under safe. There are no absolutes. All other circumstances being the same, over is a less invasive approach that is generally less painful with a faster recovery. Under tends to require release of muscles that may involve more risk in the initial pistol period but is felt to be associated with lower overall risk of hardening and improved mammographic visualization however they may move with muscle activity. Read more...
Both. Both surgeries are easy and safe when done by a board certified plastic surgeon. You will need to decide the best placement of the implant with your plastic surgeon. Above the muscle implants have a quicker recovery, but you may not be a candidate. Read more...
Breast Implant Type. Both are safe and effective. Your choice should be made with your surgeon based on your anatomy and goals. Read more...
Safety first. Both procedures can be done safely and with good results in the right patient. Thin women with small breasts usually get a better result under the muscle, but the initial recovery is a bit longer. More important is to see a board-certified plastic surgeon who can give an expert opinion for your specific needs. Make sure the surgery will be done in an accredited surgical facility. Read more...
Depends. The best results and safest method is usually what your surgeon has had the most experience with and what provides him or her with consistent results. There are pros and cons to any choice, but always ask specific questions and make sure you feel comfortable with the answers. Read more...
Both ways are safe. Placing implants above or under the muscle are both safe procedures. If the implants are placed above the muscle, it is less painful and the recovery is quicker. However, it is harder to mammogram the breast and the risk of capsular contracture is higher on top of the muscle. Under muscle implants generally stay softer, but the immediate recovery is usually more painful. Read more...
Subfascial. In general I find that under the muscle is slightly more difficult than subfascial (not synonymous with under the gland). however both are safe and each has it unique advantages and peculiarities. Read more...

I am scheduled for breast augmentation surgery on 1/21/16. I got a cortisone injection in my piriformis on 1/11/16. Is it safe to get the surgery?

Ok, but ch with Surg. The piriformis injection should generally NOT preclude the surgery you are scheduled for, but you need to discuss and disclose this information with your surgeon to be sure they are aware of it, and ultimately, they will decide when the surgery will take place. Good luck. Read more...

Is breast augmentation surgery painful?

Yes. Any type of surgery involves an incision and is therefore associated with pain. The amount of pain experienced is different for each patient. Read more...
Moderately. Discomfort after breast augmentation surgery varies but most patients will need prescription strength pain medication for about 3 days. Read more...
Varies. This varies depending on the person, the type of augmentation performed, and what is used for pain control. Augmentation under the pectoralis muscle can be slightly more painful. Oral pain medication as well as valium to relax the muscle is given after surgery. Pain is usually well-controlled with these. Read more...
Controlled. Most patients experience pain and soreness after breast augmentation. At its highest intensity it may last one to three days. Soreness continues for 1 to 2 weeks. It is usually well controlled with pain medication and well tolerated. Read more...
Breast Aug Pain. Breast aug is probably one of the most painful plastic surgery procedures. However, the good news is that plastic surgeons can now use pain pumps to alleviate the majority of the pain in the first few days post operatively. The pain pump is usually an 'optional' component cost to the surgery. However, in my practice most patients go for it! dr. Ricardo rodriguez baltimore, maryland. Read more...
Minimally. Most of my patients are able to go out to dinner on the night of their surgery, and routinely will need narcotic pain medication only to sleep. Technique and implant choice play a large role in the amount of pain associated with this surgery. Read more...
Somewhat. Patients who undergo breast augmentation find that they need to take pain medicine regularly for about 5-7 days. Implants under the muscle may require a little more healing time. In addition, some patients also benefit from taking valium to help them rest. Pain after surgery is variable, and some patients may require less pain medicine compared to others. Read more...
Not really. With the newer techniques, most of our patients are pleasantly surprised about their recovery after breast augmentation. 80% of them use their pain pills for 2 days or less. Read more...
Pain. Pain is relative. If the implants are placed under the muscle there can be more pain post procedure than an implant placed under the breast tissue/above the muscle. The post procedure pain can be lessened with some techniques involving longer acting local medications used as a field block like Exparel. Read more...
Well-tolerated… Every patient's experience will vary but generally breast augmentation surgery is a very well-tolerated procedure; most patients benefit from the use of pain medication and/or muscle relaxants for 2 to 4 days. Best wishes. Read more...

How much would breast augmentation surgery cost?

Highly variable. Costs vary on based on type of implant, surgeon's credentials, facility, anesthesia, procedure, etc. This can vary from as little as $3500 up to 10, 000. Read more...
Varies. Costs are variable depending on the type and manufacturer of the implant materials. Also, wide variation in costs in various areas of the country. Remember that that besides the surgical and material costs, there are charges for the use of operating facility and anesthesia services to be accounted for in your costs. Read more...
Varies. Depending on geography etc, but should be easy to get an answer from the office thru which it's to be done. Read more...
Breast Aug Cost. Total breast augmentation cost= surgeon's fee + implant cost + facility fee + anesthesia additional costs are the pain pump, pre-op testing, and post op medications. Routine post op office visits are included in the surgeon's fee. The total cost varies by city. In baltimore, the average total cost for silicon is $5500- $6500. I am currently charging $5600 total cost for silicon. Read more...
Check your area. Internet searches and inquiries to society databases can give you the range of cost in your region. The american society of plastic surgery comes out with an annual report of the average cost of all procedures. Like others have said, it is dependent on certain factors such as implant choice and complexity. Read more...
Call for a quote. Most offices will give you an idea of the cost over the phone. There are many variables that go into the cost. Be sure when comparing costs you are comparing similar quotes. There are costs for the procedure, use of the operating room, anesthesia, and possibly follow up. Buyer beware. Read more...
It depends. The cost of the procedure varies from town to town. The price consists of cost of several things, (implants, anesthesiologist, or rental, plastic surgeon, etc). Cheap can get expensive fast. Please seek out a board certified plastic surgeon in your area. Ask him/her lots of questions, including price, where they do surgery, where do they have admitting privilages, etc;. Read more...
Depends. The cost for breast augmentation will vary depending on geographic location, type of implant, and type of anesthesia. The national average is $5, 975. In my practice most patients spend $5, 000 for a silicone breast augmentation under general anesthesia as an outpatient. Read more...

Is it painful to have breast augmentation surgery?

No. Not for a surgical procedure. Most of my patients have a dull ache for a few days after surgery. They will take pain meds to assist them with pain control for a few days after surgery. Read more...
Manageable. Following any surgical procedure, there is a potential for pain. However in most instances this can be managed with perioperative medications and nerve blocks. Some approaches such as under the muscle may cause more pain than over the muscle. Experienced surgeons have usually developed techniques to minimize perioperative discomfort using a combination of muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatory agent, . Read more...
Under muscle yes. Subglandular (above muscle) breast augmentation is not as uncomfortable as sub muscular (below muscle). Having said that, neither procedure is unmanageable by any means. Most women are back to normal activity in 2-3 days regardless of technique. This is currently the most common cosmetic surgery performed in the us. It would not be this common if it was terribly uncomfortable. Read more...
Breast aug painful? The discomfort following breast augmentation is completely manageable. I instill a long acting numbing agent in the implant pocket during surgery. A combination of muscle relaxants, light narcotics, and nerve pain "supressors" help my patients manage this nicely. Most people feel like they've experienced a hard chest workout most patients are completely off pain relievers by 5th day post op. Read more...
Breast augmentation . Most women describe breast augmentation pain as similar to a good chest workout at the gym. Narcotic pain medicine is usually taken for a day or two, then a lot of women will switch to Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Early stretching and lifting the arms makes recovery quicker and manageable. Read more...
Yes but Manageable. Most patients are over the “hump” 2 to 4 days after the procedure is performed. The use of local anesthesia, oral pain medication, muscle relaxants…make the operation quite bearable. Best for patients to have help during the first 2 to 4 days. Best wishes. Read more...
Tight, not sore. When correctly performed, it should be tight, and not painful. Injecting local anesthetic, and leaving a long-acting anesthetic in the breast space after surgery reduces what can be otherwise painful to a feeling of tightness. It is very technique, and dr. Dependent. Read the dr's reviews online to find out how much pain is involved, mine are not. You can read my reviews on this website. Read more...
Not really. With the newer techniques, most of our patients are pleasantly surprised about their recovery after breast augmentation. 80% of them use their pain pills for 2 days or less. Read more...

Day of breast augmentation surgery what should I prepare?

This Mayo Clinic . Will help you to prepare: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/tests-procedures/breast-augmentation/basics/how-you-prepare/prc- 20021493. Read more...
It s too late! Yo should be preparing months in advance. This includes a healthy diet with possible medical clearance if you have coexisting medical disease. Stop smoking at least one month prior. Some surgeons advise cessation of oral contraceptives 1-2 months prior to surgery for prolonged operations. Aspirin and nsaids are often ceased two week prior. Npo evening before. Some prescribe antibiotics prior. Read more...

Are there long term consequences to breast augmentation surgery?

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). Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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". Read more...
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. Read more...