Breast Augmentation Risks and Benefits: How to Maximize Your Safety and Results

Submitted by Dr. Joyesh Raj on Wed 05/18/2022 - 09:00
Breast Augmentation Cleveland OH

Have you always wanted larger breasts but hesitated to have cosmetic surgery? For many women like you, it can be difficult to know for sure whether the risks inherent to surgery are worth the benefits of having breast implants. To help guide you through the decision to have breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Joyesh Raj, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Westlake and Cleveland, Ohio, discusses the benefits and possible complications — as well as the best way to mitigate these complications. 

Benefits of Breast Augmentation

Most patients who decide to undergo breast augmentation see many benefits following their surgery. From a physical standpoint, breast augmentation can feminize your physique, improve the proportions of your frame and correct asymmetry. From a mental perspective, you may find that implants help you to feel more attractive, sexual and confident. You may also enjoy the ability to wear new types of clothing and often notice improvements in your professional and social life.

Potential Breast Implant Complications

Although breast augmentation is a safe procedure for most patients, all surgeries carry some risks. Potential complications include excessive bleeding and swelling, a change in breast sensation, poor scar formation and infection. In rare cases, over time, breast augmentation patients may experience capsular contracture, implant rupture and deflation, difficulty breastfeeding and (extremely rarely) BIA-ALCL, a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

The Benefits Outweigh the Risks in the Hands of a Great Surgeon

Ultimately, the goal of any breast augmentation surgery is to increase the size of the breasts while minimizing risks. The best way to achieve optimal results from your breast augmentation is to choose an elite plastic surgeon. A doctor who has extensive experience performing this surgery understands how to achieve the most appealing and natural-looking contours. This surgeon should have the technique necessary to make small incisions that should heal properly with minimal scarring. He or she should also be able to place the implant precisely.

In the Cleveland region, there is no better plastic surgeon to provide you with fantastic results and complication-free care than Dr. Raj. In addition to being a skilled surgeon, he takes his role as a caretaker seriously, ensuring that you have all the information you need to get through your recovery as smoothly as possible, scheduling follow-up appointments along the way to ensure that no complications have arisen.

To arrange a consultation with Dr. Raj and see for yourself why his patients are so pleased that they chose to have breast augmentation with him, please contact us today.