Breast augmentation remains the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedure in the United States, with an average of nearly 300,000 performed every year. While complications are not impossible, breast augmentation is largely considered safe for most women over the age of 18. The best way to determine if this procedure is right for you and to better understand all possible risks is by discussing your options with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. George Chatson.
Breast Augmentation Risks
As with all surgical procedures, breast augmentation comes with risks such as bleeding, infection, and poor incision healing. Risks specific to breast augmentation include:
- Asymmetrical results
- Capsular contracture
- Visible scaring
These risks are reduced when you choose to work with an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon, and can often further be reduced by carefully following pre and postoperative care instructions. During your initial consultation, Dr. Chatson will discuss what you can expect during recovery and steps you can take to help ensure the best experience possible.
If you are ready to discuss breast augmentation with Dr. Chatson, please contact us today. We welcome patients from Salem and all surrounding Massachusetts and New Hampshire communities.