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Is Breast Augmentation Surgery Safe?

A top priority among patients considering breast augmentation is safety, as it should be. Elective procedures, like breast augmentation, would not be worth the risk if they were unsafe. While the procedure is safe, any surgical procedure has inherent risks. Here, we will explain how you can mitigate potential risks and ensure the best outcome possible. When considering and planning for a breast augmentation, safety should be paramount. 

Safety Considerations of Breast Augmentation

Unequivocally, the most important aspect of ensuring your safety during and after breast augmentation surgery is choosing the right plastic surgeon. Settling with an inexperienced surgeon can have disastrous consequences and increase chances of poor results and unmet expectations leading to additional costs, time and frustration. Make sure your plastic surgeon is American Board of Plastic Surgery certified and carefully analyze before and after photos from previous cases. Determine if the location where the operation is to be performed is accredited by a national safety association. If these items do not pass muster, continue your search for the best plastic surgeon. 

The Safest Types of Breast Implants

Both saline and silicone breast implants are considered safe for breast augmentation and breast reconstruction. Manufacturers of breast implants are under strict scrutiny from the FDA and must adhere to stringent safety regulations. Regardless of whether you opt for saline or silicone breast implants, their associated risks are the same. These risks include capsular contracture (scar tissue that squeezes the implant), breast pain, implant rupture and infection. Your plastic surgeon should explain to you the nuances of each type of breast implant and further discuss potential complications. 

Choosing Schaffer Plastic Surgery for Breast Augmentation

Schaffer Plastic Surgery is a premier choice for breast augmentation. Our American Board of Plastic Surgery certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Schaffer, takes a highly individualized approach to these procedures to dramatically restore, reshape, rebuild or resculpt the breasts. Dr. Schaffer has been a member of the LEAD Advisory Board, a prestigious group of plastic surgeons selected for their leadership and experience in shaping the future of breast augmentation. Using experience gained from eight years of advanced training and more than 20 years of practice, Dr. Schaffer blends the aesthetic ideals of his patients with their anatomical potential into transformative results. His before and after photos for breast augmentation indicate his level of experience and eye for aesthetics.  

The Gold Standard of Safety

Schaffer Plastic Surgery is nationally accredited for safety by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). This special designation is not held by all facilities; instead, it is considered the gold standard in accreditation for ambulatory surgery facilities. Our patients can rest assured that because of this certification, we are proven to have taken extra steps to promote safety among our staff and in our facility. Additionally, only one surgery is performed at a time at Schaffer Plastic Surgery, meaning that every patient can expect undivided attention to ensure their comfort and high-quality care. In the unlikely event of an emergency, Grandview Medical Center is directly across the highway from our private, state-of-the-art facility. 

Long-term Safety Considerations of Breast Augmentation

It is important to understand that breast implants are not made to last forever. Over time, it is expected that your breast implants may need repair or replacement. Should you ever become concerned about the condition of your breast implants, you can rest assured that as a patient of Schaffer Plastic Surgery, your concerns will always be our priority. We stick with our patients for the long-haul to ensure your results are preserved and maintained for as long as possible. 

If you have further concerns about the safety of breast augmentation, contact us today to schedule an appointment at 205.278.7969.