Understand The Risks Breast Augmentation Risks Oklahoma City

As with all surgeries, there are certain risks associated with breast augmentation. Although these risks are low, they do exist, and at Jones Plastic Surgery in Oklahoma City we like to inform our patients of these possibilities.  In addition, there are certain things a patient can do prior to surgery to minimize these risks. This includes stopping smoking and having good nutrition. Dr. Jones also commonly recommends taking Vitamins A, C, and Zinc to help with the healing process.  In addition, there are many medications and supplements that are recommended to stop prior to surgery. If recommendations are not followed many risks can be increased including:

  • delayed healing
  • blood clots
  • excessive scarring
  • interference with anesthesia
  • high blood pressure
  • excessive bleeding

Early Post-Surgical Risks for Breast Augmentation

During breast augmentation or shortly after, a number of early risks exist.  Dr. Jones and his staff at Jones Plastic Surgery are highly trained to limit the occurrence of these risks and properly treat them when they do occur.

  • Hematoma - excessive swelling caused by a collection of blood in deep tissues.
  • Numbness - numbness immediately after surgery is very common and usually due to nerves being stretched.  It is commonly temporary.
  • Seroma - swelling caused by collection of fluid around the breast implant
  • Capsular Contracture - tightening of the breast caused by formation of tight scar tissue around the breast implant.  This may occur early or late after surgery.  This can commonly be treated with medication if addressed quickly.
  • Wound Seperation - the incision can separate, usually occurs with patients who are too active after surgery and the risk is increased in smokers.
  • Infection - usually noted by drainage or redness and can be caused by wound separation.  Also increased with smoking.
  • Hypersensitivity - caused by nerves being stretched.  Commonly resolves quickly
  • Mondor's Disease - a thick, tender, "cordlike" ara can arise beneath your incisions.  This is due to veins being irritate and will go away.  It can be treated with anti-inflammatories and moist heat.

Late Risks from Breast Augmentation

In addition to the early risks associated with breast augmentation, complications may occur at a later date as long as you have breast implants.  At Jones Plastic Surgery in Oklahoma City, OK,  we schedule follow up procedures to help identify any of these issues so we may address them properly.

  • Asymmetry - as you age and your breast change, you may develop differences or pre-existing differences cannot always be corrected completely.
  • Capsular Contracture - tightening of the scar tissue around your implants can occur at any time.
  • Rippling - being able to see or feel edges of the implant can occur at any time and is usually due to tissue thinning from weight loss or normal aging
  • Implant Rupture - although unlikely with today's implants, rupture can occur.  This is commonly diagnosed with mammogram for silicone implants and is evident with deflation with saline implants.
  • Bottoming Out - implants may sag over time due to the breast tissue stretching more than desired.
  • Persistent Tenderness - some patients can have persistent tenderness from sensitivity of the sensory nerves.  This can be common with breast with or without implants.

All of the aforementioned risks and complications are possibilities with BreastAugmentation.  At Jones Plastic Surgery, we use the most up to date techniques and materials to help reduce these risks.  In addition, should you have problems, Dr. Jones is also well  trained and experienced to deal with any issues that arise.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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