Dangers of Breast Implants

Some women choose breast augmentation surgery to change the look of their breasts. As with any sort of surgery, breast augmentation surgeries have their own set of risks. If you are considering breast implants, be sure to choose a qualified and certified surgeon to perform your surgery in order to help reduce the risk of complications.

Risks of breast implant surgery include:

  • Infection
  • Hematoma, a condition in which blood or tissue collects around an implant
  • Anesthesia complications

However, the biggest risks and complications from breast implants are not from the surgery procedure itself, but instead occur months or years afterward. These include:

  • Breast sensitivity: Some women report that after surgery, their breasts either lose sensitivity or become overly sensitive and painful.
  • Capsular contracture: This occurs when breasts become hard, painful, or misshapen after surgery because scar tissue forms around the implant.
  • Breast feeding issues: Women with implants may not be able to produce enough milk for their babies. Breast milk contains essential nutrients that are not available in baby formulas.
  • Mammogram complications: Implants can obstruct the view of part of the breast during a mammogram. Therefore, women with breast implants are at increased risk for breast cancer because it is harder to detect at earlier stages.

If you are considering breast augmentation surgery, be sure you are familiar with all of the risks involved before taking the next big step. Even with the most qualified surgeon, you may still suffer from unavoidable complications. However, some surgeons may not exercise proper care with your surgery, and thus your results may suffer because of the surgeon’s negligence.

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If you or a loved one has returned from a surgery with an unacceptable outcome, you may be able to hold your surgeon accountable for his or her negligence. Contact the Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600 to discuss your case and your legal options.

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