Any doctor who treats you should be informed that you have breast implants to minimize the risk of accidentally damaging them.
A breast augmentation may cause changes in your health care plan: insurance premiums may increase, your coverage may be dropped, and future coverage may be denied – especially the treatment of any complications. Your insurance coverage should be discussed with your insurance company before the surgery.
Routine checks of your breasts should also be performed to check for hardness, lumps, persistent pain, or other changes in the implants. These symptoms may reveal an implant rupture. Report any abnormalities to your doctor.
A breast implant causes difficulties in breast cancer detection. While the situation varies depending on the type and placement of the implant, the implant may make it harder to detect cancer during a mammography. More x-rays may be necessary to detect cancer, which increases the amount of radiation you are exposed to. Because the […]
In a silicone gel implant, there is a possibility of a rupture, which is most often silent. This means that neither you nor your doctor can detect the rupture without an MRI. You will require regular MRI screenings to ensure that your implants have not ruptured. If it has, the implant must be removed, […]
Changes of the breast may occur, including an increase or loss of sensitivity, as well as breastfeeding difficulties that include a reduction of or elimination of milk production.
Implants do not last forever, and augmentation is most likely not a one-time surgery. You may require other surgeries when complications arise or because of unsatisfactory results. Many women also choose to have a re-augmentation, where they choose to go “bigger.” A re-augmentation surgery increases your risk of complications, which you should discuss with […]