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Breast Surgery

Breast surgery is done for many reasons. Some of these breast surgeries include the following:

  • Cancer of the breast, in which lymph nodes are removed as well.
  • Breast cysts.
  • Breast lift.
  • Breast reduction.
  • Breast augmentation.

Most surgical procedures of the breast go well, however, there are specific complications of breast surgery you need to know about. For example, in cancer of the breast, there can be bleeding complications and infection after surgery. The doctor can fail to take all the cancer out and can fail to take out the cancer in the lymph nodes. This can lead to a recurrence of the woman’s cancer and further cancer complications, including death from metastatic cancer.

Breast cyst surgery is less complicated than breast surgery for cancer. It usually involves removing a cyst from the breast via local anaesthesia via a needle. The patient may need to have IV sedation at the time of surgery but, unless they have an allergy to an aesthetic medication, the surgery usually goes well.

Breast lift surgery is a complicated type of surgery in which the surgeon uses procedures to lift the breasts into a higher position if they are sagging. The procedure can go wrong with bleeding, infection and anaesthesia complications but it also can have the complication of have one or both breasts end up too low. One breast can end up higher than the other. This means the possibility of further corrective breast surgery or smaller breasts than was desired.

Any time a person has cosmetic breast surgery, it is important to have the doctor ask in detail about what the patient really wants in breast surgery before having the surgery. Does she want larger breasts or smaller breasts? Should they be perky or full in nature? Is one breast larger than the other? Does she want the nipples to have a circle around them or do they want a surgery with an inferior incision? The doctor should describe all these surgeries to the patient and talk about cost of the procedure, given what the patient wants.

Breast reduction surgery is done on women who want smaller breasts or who want one breast smaller as it is bigger than the other. The doctor takes measurements of the volume of each breast and decides how much volume to take out of each breast. At the time of surgery, the amount of volume needed to be removed from each breast is removed. Besides the usual complications of surgery, the surgeon can make an error in judgement as to how much breast tissue to take out and can have one breast bigger or smaller than the other. This will necessitate another risky surgery.

Perhaps the cosmetic surgery with the greatest deal of risk is breast augmentation surgery. This involves the use of implants of various types that are inserted into the chest cavity. There are many different types of breast implants. There are silicone implants and saline implants. Some saline implants are tunnelled up through the umbilicus and placed into the skin of the breast area. Saline is then placed into a pocket and repeated on the other side. Complications include misplacement of the pocket of saline and leakage of saline.

Silicone implants or saline implants can be inserted via a pocket in the upper lateral chest. A pocket is made that holds the implant and it is inserted in the right spot in the breast area. The main risk is of infection and bleeding, but also of placing the implant in the wrong area or having it migrate.

Another breast augmentation surgery involves implanting a silicone implant. Silicone implants can be placed above or below existing breast tissue and carries the risk of having rupture of the silicone implant so that scar tissue forms at the site of the silicone rupture.

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