The nature of breast implantation as a surgical procedure also brings certain risks with it. For example, many women’s bodies have rejected breast implants and surreptitiously pushes them out. Some women also suffer from a loss of sensation in the breast or nipple area. Some, on the other hand, suffer from implant rupture, which causes the saline formula inside the implants to leak out.
This will then lead to the deflation of the implants. When implants leak out, this can be followed by yet another serious risk: that of granulomas, which refer to small areas of inflammation caused by the presence of foreign matter within the body.
Another common risk in breast augmentation surgery is that of capsular contracture. Capsular contracture is characterized by deformed or contorted looking breasts, irregular shaped breasts, or hardening of the breast, and all these are usually accompanied by pain. There are four grades of capsular contracture. Grade I capsular contracture refers to when the breast is soft and natural on the outside but is painful or abnormal on the inside. Grade II refers to when the breast is slightly firm but it looks normal. Grade III refers to firm breasts that already look abnormal.Grade IV capsular contracture is when the breast is hard, looks abnormal, and is painful.
According to breast augmentation surgeons, placing breast implants under the pectoral muscles decrease a woman’s chances of developing capsular contracture because the muscles in that area will constantly massage the breast implants. If you really want a breast surgery, you can protect yourself from capsular contracture by taking certain drugs, massaging the implants the day following the surgery, and regularly squeezing the implants gently to keep them loose and flexible.
What Other Factors Should You Consider?
Aside from the risks involved in breast surgery, you should also be aware of a number of other important factors that should be able to help you decide whether you really want a breast augmentation procedure or not. These include the cost of the surgery, the pain that the surgery will cause, and the overall recovery period, which can take anywhere from 2 weeks, at the least, to a month.
Due to the risks and these other factors, women are advised to look for other alternative methods of breast enhancement before they try to pursue breast surgery. There are now a lot of breast enhancement products on the market that can provide better, bigger breasts in a natural, non-surgical way. These are not only safer, but they also cost less.