Does Bigger Mean Better? 3 Potential Risks Of Large Breast Implants


Does Bigger Mean Better? 3 Potential Risks Of Large Breast Implants

What To Know Before Going Bigger

Breast augmentation is a popular cosmetic procedure that many women consider to enhance breast appearance. Breast implants come in different sizes, shapes, and materials, but some women prefer larger implants for a more dramatic effect. Before making the decision to get large breast implants, women should consider the potential risks and complications associated with going bigger.

1. Bleeding and rupture

Breast augmentation is a major surgical procedure that carries some risks. However, the risks can be greater with larger breast implants. Bleeding during or after surgery is a possible risk that is more likely to happen with larger implants. If left untreated, this complication can be serious. Additionally, larger implants may put more stress on the skin and tissue, increasing the risk of implant displacement or rupture. In some cases, the incisions may not heal properly, leading to infection or scarring.

2. Chronic pain and discomfort

Breast implants are foreign objects and may cause discomfort or pain, especially if the implants are large. Women with large breast implants may experience chronic pain, tightness, or discomfort in the chest, back, or shoulder area. The discomfort may interfere with daily activities and even make sleeping difficult. Furthermore, large breast implants may cause chronic nerve pain, which can be challenging to treat and may require surgery to correct.

3. Physical and emotional well-being

While larger breasts may be aesthetically pleasing, larger implants may also have a negative impact on a woman’s physical and emotional well-being. For example, large breasts may cause neck and back pain, which can limit a woman’s ability to exercise or perform daily tasks. Additionally, women with large breast implants may feel self-conscious or experience body dysmorphia, a mental health disorder characterized by an obsessive focus on perceived flaws in appearance.

Long-term maintenance

Regular check-ups with a plastic surgeon are necessary to monitor the patient’s health and ensure the implants are not ruptured or leaking. Mammograms may also be necessary to detect any potential issues with the implants. Furthermore, breast implants may need to be replaced or removed at some point, which can be a significant financial and time commitment. Individuals should understand the ongoing maintenance requirements of breast implants, including any potential costs and time commitments, before deciding to get implants.

Making an informed decision

While larger breast implants may seem like a good idea, big implants are associated with potential risks and complications. Before deciding to get large breast implants, individuals should have a thorough discussion with a plastic surgeon about goals, expectations, and any concerns. Additionally, individuals should understand the potential risks associated with large breast implants and how large implants may impact a person’s physical and emotional well-being.

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