Adverse Side Effects of Breast Enlargement
Whilst it has been proven time and time again that breast enlargement surgery is one of the safest cosmetic surgeries currently available to women throughout the world, there are still a number of side-effects which you need to be aware of if you are undergoing the procedure in the near future.
This article will focus on these adverse side-effects, including things which can go wrong during the surgery, during the recovery process, and a number of months down the track after you've had the breast enlargement surgery.
Complications during Breast Enlargement Surgery
One of the most common issues during a breast enlargement procedure doesn't actually arise from the procedure itself, but instead from the anaesthetic which needs to be given to put you under before the surgery.
A number of people are allergic to anaesthetic, and this presents a major risk when undergoing any major surgery such as breast enlargement. A patient who is allergic to an anaesthetic runs the risk of suffocating during surgery, which is very difficult for doctors to prevent, and which is clearly the worst side-effect of a surgery.
Additionally, the following things could go wrong:
- Swabs being left in place.
- Doctors not giving 100% focus during the surgery.
- Because of the vital organs in the vicinity of the breast, issues can arise with the heart, lungs, etc.
It should be noted however that an allergy to anaesthetic is rare, and assuming that you choose a reputable doctor, you shouldn't have any "man-made" side effects - i.e. from swabs being left in.
Complications during Recovery from Breast Enlargement Surgery
Infection is the number one side-effect which can occur following a breast enlargement surgery. Unfortunately, an infection is simply the body's natural response to the invasiveness of the procedure, and there is very little that one can do to prevent this from happening.
Usually, infections are treated with antibiotics if they are bad enough, but in minor cases, a topical cream or lotion will need to be applied to the wound daily to keep it clean.
If you are concerned about the risk of infection, the best thing to do is to discuss this with your doctor prior to the surgery. They will be able to provide you with all the information you need to ensure that you stay safe through both the breast enlargement surgery, and the recovery process.