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Understanding the Risks of Breast Implants

With any surgical procedure, there are risks involved. Although plastic surgery is often glamorized and thought of as safer than general medical procedures, the reality is that it is not.

When you go in for a breast augmentation, be aware that a larger cup size may not be the only result. Many women will require additional surgeries to fix the problems left by the first. The operation can cause capsular contracture, breast pain, and changes in sensation. In addition, the implant can migrate to an incorrect location, resulting in abnormally shaped breasts. The implants are also susceptible to rupturing and leaking into the body.

Breast implants will not last forever. You will likely need additional surgeries later in life due to complications. Breast implants can rupture from trauma to the chest or compression during a mammogram. In addition, the implant shell can fold or be damaged during other surgeries causing rupture. When a saline-filled implant ruptures, you will know it. However, with silicone-filled implants, you may not know when your implant ruptures. Therefore, a MRI is recommended every couple of years. Symptoms to look for include lumps around the breast area, change in size, pain, tingling, numbness, burning, or hardening of breast.

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If you or a loved one has suffered complications from breast implants, you may be entitled to compensation. To discuss your case with an experienced attorney, contact an Appleton personal injury lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by dialing 1-800-242-2874.