Breast augmentation is more popular than ever in the US and around the globe. It is a relatively safe procedure that should be performed by a board certified plastic surgeon, otherwise costly complications can result. However, the true health cost of getting a cheap breast augmentation has not been fully determined.
Although breast augmentation is considered a safe procedure, women contemplating breast surgery must be aware of the possible risks. Infection and bleeding are 2 of the most common, and these are heightened when surgery is not done in a professional manner.
Infections after breast augmentation are rare, but plastic surgeons generally prescribe prophylactic antibiotics to stave off possible infections. Bleeding from a blood vessel under the breast can occur, but this is also very rare.
Other possible risks include rippling and rupture of the implant, as well as capsular contracture. Women should also ensure that the breast implants being used for the operation meet FDA standards.
If there is a problem with the primary breast enhancement procedure, breast augmentation revision surgery may be necessary. Revision surgery is often done to remove or replace the original implants. The cost of revision surgery varies according to the complexity of the procedure, but generally ranges from $3,000-$6,000. In cases where the breast implants are not under warranty, patients will have to pay the surgical costs.
Although breast implants are not intended to last forever, the likelihood of there being a problem increases if the operation is done unprofessionally. However risks are significantly reduced when the operation is performed by a board certified plastic surgeon.
If you are in the St Paul area, contact Dr. Heather Rocheford of Rocheford Plastic Surgery, Woodbury, MN. Please call (651) 739-1100 to schedule a consultation.