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Breast Augmentation: Deciding If It Is Right For You

Andrew | October 23, 2012 | Posted in Breast Augmentation

Breast implants in New York City have become one of the most popular cosmetic options for residents of the Big Apple. However, this is not a surgery that should be entered into without a great deal of consideration and preparation. Like any cosmetic procedure, breast augmentation is not without its share of risks. While many of these risks can be reduced by choosing an experienced surgeon, it is important to weight potential side effects before heading into surgery.

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Risks of Breast Implants in New York City

Some of the more common risks associated with breast augmentation include:

  • Changes of Sensation in Nipples or Breasts – some women lose sensation in their nipples or breasts which can become permanent and impact sexual interactions
  • Breast Pain – pain around the nipple or breast after breast augmentation is also possible
  • Capsular Contracture – this refers to the formation of scar tissue around the implant, which may result in misshaping of the implant and the breast
  • Rippling or Wrinkling – some patients experience wrinkling of the skin around the implant
  • Rupture and/or Leakage of Breast Implant – when saline breast implants rupture, leakage can occur over a period of a day or two, while ruptures in silicone implants may not be immediately detectable
  • Interference with Mammography – breast implants may interfere slightly with mammography screenings, although this can be reduced by having implants placed underneath the muscle
  • Potential Need for Follow-Up Surgery – breast implants may rupture or change shape over time, requiring replacement in some cases

In addition to these risks, basic surgical risks that occur with breast augmentation, breast reduction or breast lift include unfavorable scarring, bleeding and infection.

Reducing Risks of Breast Augmentation: Choose the Right Doctor

By carefully following pre-and post-operative instructions, you will not only the limit the risk of side effects but also expedite the healing process. Reducing risks associated with breast implants  involves choosing the right surgeon for the job. For those considering have breast implants in New York, Dr. Thomas Loeb brings an exceptional skill level both in and out of the operating room.

Dr. Loeb takes the time to carefully analyze each candidate considering breast augmentation. By taking a thorough medical history and evaluating the expectations of the patient, he helps each patient make the best choice that will meet the goals of the patient, while achieving the most natural looking results. Patients are provided a comfortable, caring environment for their breast surgery, from the initial consultation to the last follow-up visit.

Dr. Loeb performs breast augmentation in Manhattan in his private surgical suite, where he also offers breast reduction, breast lift among a whole host of other procedures. If you want to learn more having breast implants in New York City by Dr. Loeb, please contact the office to schedule a private consultation. 

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