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Breast Augmentation Risks
Each year, hundreds of thousands of women choose to improve their appearance by having breast augmentation. While the vast majority of them have no complications, there are risks associated with breast augmentation surgery that every woman should be aware of.
Dr. Rahban has an unprecedented record of safety and patient satisfaction due to his meticulous attention to all details concerning breast augmentation. Beginning with patient education, and continuing through implant choice, surgery and recovery, he works tirelessly to ensure his patients enjoy the best possible outcome.
The risks associated with breast augmentation surgery can include:
- Anesthesia Complications
- Bleeding &/or Infection
- Capsular Contracture
- Need for Additional Surgeries
- Rupture of the Implant
- Unsatisfactory Aesthetic Outcome
Any surgery carries a certain degree of risk. Choosing to have elective surgery allows patients to fully investigate the potential risks so that a fully informed decision can be made.
Dr. Rahban’s preference is to use an anesthesiologist to care for the comfort and safety of his patients. This leaves him free to devote his attention to the surgery. Patients can experience nausea from anesthesia, however there are medications that can be provided for use in reducing or eliminating this. As a reminder, all patients must have a family member or caretaker drive them home and provide them with at least 24 hours of support.
Rachel discusses her experience with Dr. Rady Rahban after undergoing plastic surgery for a Breast Augmentation.
Bleeding and Infection
Bleeding and infection are rare complications due to advancements in surgical procedure. Prior to surgery, patients are instructed to stop taking medication that could promote bleeding. Patients are also prescribed a course of antibiotics to begin shortly before surgery, continuing until advised. Dr. Rahban’s post operative instructions, if followed as intended, will reduce the risk of infection to the incision site, which is very important in preventing unsightly scars.
Despite all precautions, hematoma can develop after surgery. Hematoma is a collection of blood and fluid at the incision site, around the implant or in some other area. This pooling of fluid is usually drained to prevent infection or the onset of capsular contracture.
The body naturally creates a capsule around any foreign body, such as a breast implant or a pacemaker. In the breast, the scar tissue can sometimes contract and squeeze the implant, causing an unusual appearance. In extreme cases, this can cause pain and swelling. There are solutions short of surgery but in most cases, the implant and the scar capsule will need to be removed. Another implant can be placed if desired. Dr. Rahban drastically reduces the incidence of capsular contracture by placing the implant partially under the chest muscle.
All breast implants will need to be replaced at some time in the future, usually between 10 and 15 years. In some cases capsular contracture or infection will require an additional surgery to correct the condition or in rare cases, to remove the implant if the patient cannot tolerate them. In these cases Dr. Rahban can discuss other methods of breast augmentation.
What you can expect in your Initial Consultation:
If you are considering this procedure, please come in for a consultation with Dr. Rahban. You can expect your initial exam and consultation to take an hour or more. In your consultation, Dr. Rahban will:
- Listen to what you'd like to achieve with your surgery
- Perform a thorough examination
- Tell you exactly what he recommends and why
- Make sure that any questions you have about insurance and financing are completely answered
As part of the process, Dr. Rahban will give you the opportunity to thoroughly examine photographs of his patients, looking at his earlier work, so that you can see for yourself what to expect if he performs your breast augmentation. He will discuss with you the size and shape of the breast implants that you desire, and how your frame, height and other features affect your choices. He will tell you the results that you can expect breast augmentation. It is important that you and your doctor agree on the aesthetics and mechanics of your surgery in order to obtain the results that you want. Call us today to schedule your consultation with top plastic surgeon, Dr. Rady Rahban, who has earned a reputation as providing some of the best breast augmentation Los Angeles & Beverly Hills have to offer.
It is inevitable that there will be a scar, but a well-healed scar will become virtually invisible over time. In order to achieve, this there are two important components; the skill of the surgeon closing the incision and the compliance of the patient in following wound care instructions. In very rare cases, the patient’s system naturally creates thick scar tissue no matter what precautions are taken.
Since scarring is a major concern, Dr. Rahban has a policy of spending considerable time personally closing his incisions. He is a perfectionist when it comes to suturing the incisions, so that there is even pressure throughout the length of the incision, thus eliminating pressure on any given point. Many patients are unaware that many surgeons leave closure to their surgical assistant to save time. This is not the case with Dr. Rahban.
Rupture of the Implant
Implants can rupture due to accidents, mammograms or as a result of another surgical procedure, such as a needle biopsy. In this case, the implant must be removed and replaced if desired. It is obvious when a saline filled implant ruptures as the affected breast deflates. With the development of form stable silicone gel implants, it may not be obvious that there is a leak. Women with silicone breast implants should have regular MRI or CT scans to check that the integrity of their implants has not been compromised.
Unsatisfactory Aesthetic Outcome
Implants can migrate or rotate, causing the breasts to appear asymmetric and misplaced. This is usually caused when the implants are placed above the muscle. Dr. Rahban is frequently consulted to repair this problem as well as problems related to rippling and wrinkling of the implant. Rippling can be both visible and palpable, meaning the implant can be felt. Wrinkling can sometime be seen particularly at the base of the breast.
Come in for a Consultation with Dr. Rahban
When Dr. Rahban does a consultation with a prospective patient, he wants it to be two things above all others: thorough and honest. He will find out from you just what you want from cosmetic surgery. And he will tell you honestly if you can get the result you want, and how he can best help you do so.