Before undergoing any breast enlargement procedure, including breast augmentation, there are a number of breast health-related topics you will discuss with your surgeon at Gawley Plastic Surgery. Nothing is more important than your health and long-term wellbeing.
As part of the evaluation of your suitability as a breast enlargement candidate, your surgeon will make sure your breasts are healthy enough for a procedure. He’ll also discuss the long-term effects of breast implants on your breasts.
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A HEALTHY FOUNDATION FOR A BREAST ENLARGEMENT
While breast augmentation is a commonly performed procedure with an excellent safety record, it is still a surgical procedure, and as such it carries certain risks. While your surgeon will use their years of experience as a board-certified plastic surgeon to minimize any risks during your breast enlargement procedure, the best way to guard against complications is to be healthy before your procedure.
If you have breast cancer or pre-cancer of the breast, you should not undergo a breast augmentation. It’s vitally important that during your consultation you be open and honest about your medical history.
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If you’re currently pregnant or breastfeeding or if you have an active infection anywhere in the body, you should not undergo a breast enlargement procedure.
BREAST HEALTH AFTER YOUR BREAST ENLARGEMENT
Before you undergo your breast enlargement, your surgeon will go over what to expect after your procedure. He will also give you instructions for monitoring your new implants. It’s vital that you follow these instructions, including coming in for all scheduled and recommended follow-up visits, as they will help you maintain good breast health after your procedure.
Modern breast implants are well-constructed, and our surgeons are skilled in their placement. However, there is always a risk after a breast enlargement that your implants can rupture.
Implant rupture is a serious issue for your breast health. Because a rupture in a silicone implant doesn’t deflate the implant, it is often difficult, if not impossible, for you to detect. The Food and Drug Administration recommends that you get an MRI three years after your breast enhancement procedure and then every two years thereafter to screen for rupture if you have silicone implants.
If you have any breast augmentation questions, including about how to maintain sound breast health after your procedure, please, don’t hesitate to ask. If you’re an Arizona woman considering breast enlargement, please contact Gawley Plastic Surgery today to arrange a consultation.
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