Breast Implant Complications
There are many complex and sensitive reasons why women choose to have breast implants. Each year, an estimated 8,000 women have breast implant surgery, making it the most common cosmetic procedure for women.
There can be several issues, including lost or new nipple sensations, creasing and folds, and scarring. Most of these complications are common and can be resolved naturally or by talking to your GP. Infected implants affect less than 1% of cases and would require antibiotics or corrective surgery.
Implants are not permanent. Approximately 30% of women will require surgery within ten years of their initial operation. The most common complication is capsular contracture, when scar tissue that forms around the implant begins to shrink and makes the breast feel hard, which can also be uncomfortable. Everyone will experience capsular contracture at some point to varying extents, so corrective surgery is almost inevitable.
Another complication is rupturing in the implants’ casing. If you think this might be happening, contact your GP immediately as the implant may need to be removed. If you are considering having breast implants, explore every option by consulting the NHS website and your GP before making a final decision.
For reliable information on PIP breast implant concerns that have recently been reported in the news, consult the NHS through your doctor.
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