We have seen some horror stories involving breast implant surgery on the news at some point in our lives, and while sometimes there are over publicized tragedies that cause people to fear going forward with their desire for implants; the truth is that the surgery has become very commonplace and very safe in the last decade. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t research your doctor thoroughly, and know exactly what options are available to you; it cannot be understated how important choosing a reputable surgeon is in your decision. Oftentimes, the best way to get a great doctor is through a reference of someone you know, so ask around and see what others experienced before you jump right into it.
The most common materials used in breast implants are silicone and saline. These products are FDA approved for use in breast enhancement surgery, and have a long history of being successful and safe. Scientists have decades worth of cases to examine, yet have not found any health risks or side effects from either silicon, or saline breast implants.
What are some things that can go wrong during or after the surgery? This is probably what you’re wondering, and the answer is that there really is not much to worry about, but there are some things to be aware of. The most common mishap with breast implants is a rupture, it doesn’t happen often, but it can happen in some extreme situations; such as a car accident, or puncturing of the breast. If this does happen, there is no cause for alarm, the materials will not harm you, but will simply be absorbed into the body and be naturally transported out of your system. Of course, this will most likely require additional surgery to repair, or replace the damaged implant. It is a wise idea to consult with your doctor about what activities are safe, and what you might want to avoid, to keep your implants full and firm.
Now, let’s say that you have found a doctor you like, and who you trust to deliver the results that you’re looking for, and you have thoroughly considered what size and shape you think will best compliment your body type, then comes the actual surgery. This is the scariest and most painful part of the entire experience, but fortunately you will be under anesthesia and not feel a thing until you begin recovery. As with surgery of any type, there is a small risk of infection from the incision, and an even smaller chance of complications with the anesthesia, but with hundreds of successful surgeries being performed every day, the odds are in your favor of safely obtaining the breasts you’ve always wanted.