Breast enhancement
If changes in the breasts are observed then the surgeon or gynecologist should be informed in a timely manner. Further stiffening can be avoided without operation an. In 1% of cases an exchange or removal of the implants is of necessary because capsular contraction. These complications have become less common due to the texturing of rough edged implant surfaces.
As with any surgical procedure, excessive bleeding following the operation may cause some swelling and pain. If excessive bleeding continues, another operation may be needed to control the bleeding and remove the accumulated blood. A small percentage of women develop an infection around an implant. This may occur at any time, but is most often seen within a week after surgery. Some women report that their nipples become oversensitive, undersensitive. You may also notice small patches of numbness near your incisions. These symptoms usually disappear within time.
There is no evidence that breast implants will affect fertility, pregnancy, or your ability to nurse. If, however, you have nursed a baby within the year before augmentation, you may produce milk for a few days after surgery. This may cause some discomfort, but can be treated with medication prescribed by your doctor.
While there is no evidence that breast implants causes breast cancer, they may change the way mammography is done to detect cancer. When you request a routine mammogram, be sure to go to a radiology center where technicians are experienced in the special techniques required to get a reliable x-ray of a breast with an implant. Additional views will be required. Ultrasound examinations may be of benefit in some women with implants to detect breast lumps or to evaluate the implant.
While the majority of women do not experience these complications, you should discuss each of them with your physician to make sure you understand the risks and consequences of breast enhancement.