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What are some possible complications of gettting breast implants?

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Like any surgery, getting breast implants poses risks. Some women have surgical infections, bleeding, and swelling.

Some studies suggest that breast implants can make breastfeeding more difficult or impossible. They may prevent a woman from making milk. Breast implants can also interfere with the accuracy of mammograms that screen for breast cancer.

From: Breast Implant Safety WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Breast Implant Safety: "What is Saline?" American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "Breast Augmentation." Araco, A. , 2007.  Brown, S. October 2000.   Crerand, C. , July-September 2007.  Fryzek, J. , May 2007.  Holmich, L. July 2003.  Sarwer, D. , July 2007.  FDA: "Breast Implant Questions and Answers." WebMD Medical News: "Breast Implant/Suicide Link Confirmed" and "Silicone Breast Implants Get FDA Nod."









Aesthetic Plastic SurgeryAmerican Journal of Roentgenology,Plastic Surgical NursingAesthetic Plastic SurgeryArchives of Surgery,American Journal of Psychiatry

WebMD Medical Reference: "Breast Enlargement" and "Breast Augmentation."  

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 28, 2017

SOURCES: The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Breast Implant Safety: "What is Saline?" American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "Breast Augmentation." Araco, A. , 2007.  Brown, S. October 2000.   Crerand, C. , July-September 2007.  Fryzek, J. , May 2007.  Holmich, L. July 2003.  Sarwer, D. , July 2007.  FDA: "Breast Implant Questions and Answers." WebMD Medical News: "Breast Implant/Suicide Link Confirmed" and "Silicone Breast Implants Get FDA Nod."









Aesthetic Plastic SurgeryAmerican Journal of Roentgenology,Plastic Surgical NursingAesthetic Plastic SurgeryArchives of Surgery,American Journal of Psychiatry

WebMD Medical Reference: "Breast Enlargement" and "Breast Augmentation."  

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 28, 2017

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