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Risks Associated with Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation Risks

Breast Augmentation Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica

Breast augmentation, like every surgical procedure, has associated risks. Complications from breast augmentation surgery are rare, and the risk for complications is significantly lower when an experienced plastic surgeon performs your procedure.

Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim emphasizes patient education when considering breast augmentation and other cosmetic surgery procedures. Having the knowledge of both the benefits and risks associated with a surgical procedure can help you make a well-informed decision and know what to expect following your surgery.

Complications related to breast augmentation surgery are infrequent, but can include cosmetic complaints and issues in the breast area.

Possible Cosmetic Complaints

Cosmetic complaints may include a general dissatisfaction with the feel and appearance of breast implants. Such complaints are rare, especially when you and Dr. Kim set realistic expectations for the results of your breast augmentation surgery.

Viewing before and after patient photos is a helpful way to set goals for your breast augmentation and gain an understanding of what to expect from breast implant surgery. In planning your desired breast augmentation goals, Dr. Kim will thoroughly explain implant choices, incision options, and placement options, as well as how each of these factors will affect your appearance.

Possible Complications in the Breast Area

Occasionally, scar tissue may develop around the breast implant and cause the implant to become hard. This is known as capsular contracture. Although rare, hardening of the breast implant can range from moderate to severe and may require additional breast surgery to correct.

Placing the implants above the muscle generates a greater risk of noticing capsular contracture than placing the implants below the muscle. Dr. Kim will discuss the placement options best suited to both your goals and individual body type.

You may experience temporary loss of sensation following your breast augmentation procedure. Sensation will return gradually during your recovery period. You may have more or less sensation after your procedure than you did before your procedure. Permanent loss of sensation is extremely rare.

To learn more about breast augmentation options, please contact Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim at E. Kim Plastic Surgery to schedule a confidential consultation.

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