Breast Lift Risks and Safety

Breast Lift Risks and Safety | Houston Plastic Surgery | Cosmetic SurgeryBreast lift is considered one of the safer cosmetic surgery procedures with a low rate of complications. But it will still involve some potential risks that are typical to any surgery. Risk mitigation is possible when the patient chooses a fully trained and experienced breast surgeon.
Patient’s cooperation with the surgeon’s instructions is also vital to the procedure’s safety. Board certified and profound plastic surgeons at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) provide breast lift and various other procedures to patients in Houston, Texas, TX, and surrounding communities in this area of the state.

Common Risks

The following are some of the common potential risks that are associated with breast lift surgery:
Infection signs include persistent pain, abnormal swelling and redness, fever, pus or skin that feels warm to the touch. If one or more of these symptoms are present, the patient should contact the surgeon for advice.
Infection risks can be diminished when the breast lift plastic surgery is performed at an accredited surgery center that maintains a sterile surgical environment. During the post-op recovery, the patient should avoid contaminant exposure in the incision sites to minimize the infection risk.
Uncontrolled bleeding may occur in exceptional situations following breast lift surgery. If the surgeon carefully takes the patient’s medical history into consideration and the patient carefully adheres to the surgeon’s advice on avoiding certain medications and supplements, this risk can be reduced.
Adverse Reaction to Anesthesia
Mild nausea and dizziness will occur for a few hours after anesthesia, but in rare cases, the patient may have a poor anesthesia response during the surgery. If the patient has any underlying health condition, the risk of an extreme reaction is higher. A qualified anesthesiologist may be able to anticipate the patient’s response early and minimize the risk.
Delayed Healing
Post-op healing may be slow in a few cases if the two sides of the incision have not closed properly, or the tissue on either side has died. Patients with a history of smoking are at a higher risk of poor healing. Women who choose anchor lift breast lift technique may also have a slightly higher risk of slow healing. To address the condition, the surgeon will remove the dead tissue and re-suture both sides of the incision.
Loss of Sensation
Temporary change of sensation, numbness or sensation loss may occur in the sites around the areolas and nipples due to their repositioning. The sensation loss may be permanent in rare cases. Temporary change of sensation is not a cause for alarm, and is fairly common. Hard working and illustrious cosmetic surgeons at the ACPS receive patients from Houston, Texas, TX, and other cities and neighborhoods in this part of the country for a breast lift.
Unsatisfactory Aesthetic Results
Patient satisfaction rates in a procedure such as breast lift are generally very high. However, in an exceptional situation, the breasts may appear uneven after breast lift, or they may still feel slightly saggy. In a few cases, the patient may be unhappy with the new shape or position or the areolas. A revision surgery may be performed in a few cases.
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