3 Basic Things to Know About Breast Implants
Posted on June 8, 2013 by Dr. Carlos Chacon - Breast Implants, Breast Surgery
It won’t be a surprise at all if you have a lot of questions about getting your breast implants in San Diego. What are my alternatives? How should I take care of it? Will they need to be replaced? What are the risks? Having questions like the ones mentioned is normal. Doing your homework and finding out everything you can about breast enhancement surgery is essential.
Here’s a list of 3 basic things to know if you’re thinking about having breast implants in San Diego.
1. Check and read labeling of implants.
FDA advises women to ask their healthcare providers and cosmetic surgeons about the labeling of their preferred implants. You could ask about the recent version of the labeling to review with your surgeon. Together, you can make a decision on which implant is best suited for your needs and goals. You can also check for the implant’s Summary of Safety and Effectiveness Data (SSED) online where you can obtain information concerning risks, warnings, use, precautions, and studies regarding the implant.
2. Know the risks.
Like all surgical procedures, breast augmentation with implants carries some risks. Possible risks include pain, rupture, capsular contracture, and additional surgeries to correct post-procedure problems.
Dr. Chacon believes that an open, two-way conversation with his patients is the best approach to deciding which surgical plan will deliver the safest and best possible results for each individual patient. Dr. Chacon will extensively discuss with you your goals, incision placement, type of implant, implant position, and size before you proceed with surgery.
3. Monitoring is vital.
FDA recommends that women with breast implants consider monitoring for post-procedure complications. Following your breast augmentation, you should monitor for unusual signs or symptoms and report them right away to your healthcare provider.
To learn more about having breast implants in San Diego, arrange a personal consultation with Divino Plastic Surgery today! We will listen to your concerns, educate you about what is available for you, and make recommendations that will best suit your needs and personal goals. Call today to book your appointment with us! Contact us at (858) 633-7546 or fill out this contact form.