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Pros and Cons of Breast Augmentation With Implants

Posted February 02, 2022 in Breast Augmentation

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Breast augmentation with implants is a cosmetic procedure performed to improve the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. The surgical procedure can also improve overall breast contour and symmetry, which can help restore and enhance self-esteem and confidence in your figure. 

No matter how much you want to enhance the size and appearance of your breasts, breast augmentation is not a procedure you should rush to get. You need to understand what it entails and make an informed decision.

Below are some pros and cons of breast augmentation with implants.

Pros of Breast Augmentation With Implants

Breast augmentation with implants is associated with many physical and confidence-enhancing benefits. 

Implants Last Long

One of the main benefits of breast augmentation with implants has to do with the fact that breast implants last a long time. After getting breast augmentation surgery, you should enjoy its benefits for many years. 

While implants are not guaranteed to last a lifetime and are expected to need replacement after an estimated 10 to 15 years, some women experience no complications for much longer. Implant replacement is a simple secondary breast surgery that can remove and replace breast implants.

Natural-Looking Results

Of course, you are likely wondering how your breasts will look after getting breast augmentation surgery. As long as the implants are chosen and placed correctly, your breasts will look and feel natural. 

Most people will likely only know you’ve had breast augmentation if you tell them. 

After breast augmentation, you will be left with the shapely, full breasts that you have always dreamt of.

Improved Self-Confidence

Breast augmentation will significantly improve your shape and figure, giving you a chance to feel better about yourself and giving you a confidence boost.

Better Breast Symmetry

While all women have some degree of asymmetry between their breasts, it is often not noticeable to the naked eye. Unfortunately, for some, this unevenness between the breasts is easily seen and can lead to many insecurities. 

Breast augmentation can use an implant in the smaller breast to balance the size and improve symmetry.

More Youthful Breasts

When breast augmentation is combined with a breast lift, you can revamp your appearance by adding volume and addressing unwanted sagging from pregnancy, weight loss, or age.

Cons of Breast Augmentation With Implants

Like any other cosmetic surgical procedure, breast augmentation is not without disadvantages. 

For instance, the procedure involves surgery, which can expose you to risks such as bleeding, blood clots, pain, and scarring. 

Another problem is that implants can experience complications, such as capsular contracture (where the scar tissue surrounding the implant hardens and contracts) or rupture (where the implants tear and leak). Unfortunately, this can lead to breast pain, soreness, and swelling. As such, if your breast implants experience a complication, you will need to undergo further surgery to get them replaced.

While rare, some women also develop uncomfortable autoimmune symptoms (such as fatigue, joint pain, and memory fog) that are believed to be caused by an adverse reaction to the implants. This is known as breast implant illness (BII) and often goes away once the implants are removed.

So, Are Breast Implants for You?

If you have small or asymmetrical breasts, you can improve their symmetry and size by choosing breast augmentation surgery. 

If you are looking for a reliable plastic surgeon providing breast augmentation surgery, Coastal Plastic Surgeon is an excellent plastic surgery facility to consider. Contact us at 858-365-3558 for more information about the pros and cons of breast augmentation with implants.