Your Expectations of Breast Augmentation
For some women, breast implants can improve their quality of life. With your plastic surgeon’s advice, you must decide whether or not you wish to accept the possible risks in order to achieve the expected results. This applies to both saline breast implants and silicone breast implants.
Your consideration of breast augmentation or breast enhancement should be based on realistic expectations of the outcome. To help you get an idea of what results may be possible, always look at “before and after” pictures of patients who have had this surgery. You can view our breast augmentation photo gallery online, and we have more pictures available in our office when we meet you for your consultation. Keep in mind, however, that there is no guarantee that your results will match those of other women.
Your results of breast enhancement will depend on many individual factors, such as your overall health, chest structure and body shape, healing capabilities (which may be hindered by radiation and chemotherapy, smoking, alcohol and various medications), bleeding tendencies, prior breast surgery(ies), infection, and the type of surgical procedure.
Breast implant surgery presents the same general risks associated with surgery and anesthesia as any other procedure. Some of these risks including infection and bleeding. We do our procedures in our state-of-the-art, government certified outpatient surgery center and have developed our patient safety program to minimize these risks. After the surgery, there are other special risks related to breast implants. Some of these include capsular contracture, or scarring around the breast implant.
During your plastic surgery consultation, we will discuss these and other risks in detail and provide you with written information about breast augmentation potential risks and benefits. We also will describe the possible and likely outcomes from breast augmentation given your history and body type. We want you to have all the information you need in order to make an informed decision. You can always call us at 310-550-6300 to get more information