All surgery has the potential for complications. Beyond the bleeding, infection, tissue loss, and delayed wound; breast lifts can results wide or raised scars, altered nipple sensation, asymmetry in breasts, and enlarged areolas.
Scars All surgery leaves scars, with some being more visible than others are. A well-planned breast lift creates an inconspicuous scar. Excessive scarring is uncommon in this surgery. Although patients expect their wounds to heal well and quickly after surgery, occasionally abnormal scars form on the skin.
Scars around the breasts may be visible without a bra. A surgeon should consider the genetic predisposition of a patient to form scars when planning the breast implant technique. In some patients, scars may be a different color than the surrounding skin.
Breast Lift Risks and Complications
Some patients want scar revision surgery to correct a poor scar. Undesired Nipple Position and Breast Shape Everyone has uneven breasts to varying degrees. They may also have unequally positioned nipples after the procedure.
Some patients may have the breasts that will look slightly different from one another. Nipple Sensitivity The nerve supplies from the spinal cord travel around the back of the body and to the nipple and areola complex. The doctor may injure the nerve supply to the breast or nipple areola complex.
Most damage is typically temporary, but permanent or partial loss of nipple and skin sensation may occur. Patients may experience diminished sensitivity of the nipples and the skin of the breast.
Breast Augmentation Cost
Breast augmentation cost includes the surgeon’s fee, operating room cost, anesthesia, and the implant costs. The cost of breast augmentation varies widely, depending on factors such as the surgeon’s skill, the region where the surgery is performed, whether the surgery takes place in the office or in a hospital, what type of surgery is chosen, and what type of anesthesia is used. The four costs are the surgeon’s fee, operating room cost, anesthesia, and the implant costs.
Potential patients that do not take the time to understand these costs risk confusion or frustration going in to their cosmetic plastic surgery procedure. Get an approximate idea of plastic surgery costs when you arrange your consultation.
Extent of Procedure The type of surgery also influences breast augmentation cost. There are a number of different methods for the breast implant procedure. Some implant techniques are easier and less time consuming. The type of anesthesia used will affect the cost as well. General anesthesia is more costly than a local anesthetic. Every breast enhancement procedure is unique and there are factors that will influence the breast augmentation surgery cost.
The level of complexity presented by the particular case can be a significant cost factor. Skill and Training The plastic surgeon’s training and skill are important factors in the cost. The most qualified surgeons who have performed extensive surgeries typically command higher fees.
It is best to find a board-certified surgeon who has years of surgical training and a background in breast surgery. The American Board of Plastic Surgery is the most prestigious organization of plastic surgeons. Its mission is to promote safe, ethical, efficacious plastic surgery to the public by maintaining high standards for the education and certification of plastic surgeons.