Very Large Implants
Today’s famous faces include some ladies who are somewhat blessed in the chest department! The desire to be as beautifully curvy as some of these media favourites often tempts females of all ages to decide that they would like to have extra large implants.
We wish to point out that although there is no harm in wanting to have these extra large breast implants, anyone making this decision should be aware of all the necessary information, increased risks and possible complications that may occur when extra large implants are used for augmentation.
from understanding whether or not you are a suitable candidate for the extra
large implants, you must also take into account not only the procedure, but
also the recovery time involved.
Possible complications and adverse outcomes that occur in at least 1% of breast implant patients at any time, for which you may need non-surgical treatments or additional surgical treatments to treat any of these, are shown below.
- the breasts can be uneven in their appearance in terms of shape, size or
breast level on the chest wall
pain may occur, both in the breast and/or nipple
tissue atrophy may occur resulting in a shrinking/thinning of the supporting skin
deposits may occur resulting in hard lumps forming under the skin around the
implant. These may be mistaken for
cancer, which may result in extra surgery
contraction may occur, which is a tightening of the tissue capsule around the
implant. This can result in hardening and squeezing of the implants in severe
patient may experience delayed healing, if the incision site fails to heal
normally. This means recovery will take longer
may be caused if the implant is not in the correct position in the breast. This
can happen during surgery or afterwards if the implant should move or shift
away from its original location. This shifting may be caused by several factors,
including as gravity, trauma or capsular contracture
may occur, meaning the skin breaks down and the implant may appear or be felt
through the skin
may occur if wounds become contaminated. This usually appears within a few days
to a week after surgery. This would be treated with antibiotics and if there was
no response then the implant might need to be removed
caused as a response by the body to infection or injury, usually seen manifesting
as redness, swelling, warmth, pain and/or loss of function
may occur, which is dead skin or tissue around the breast. This can be caused
by a number of factors, including the use of steroids in the surgical breast
pocket, smoking, chemotherapy/radiation and excessive heat or cold therapy
large implants require large dissection underneath the muscle (or worse under
the breast). This creates a large "pocket"
occurs much more quickly, which would require a breast lift in the future
who have had very large implants in the past is at risk for complications, even
for the best surgeon. The internal pocket is simply huge, and the existing
techniques for reducing the size of those capsules are weak. If a pocket is
made that is large, the muscle is often removed from the chest bone (sternum)
and ‘jumps’ when it is used. This problem is not usually fixable
implants can erode into the ribs, causing a change in their shape
occur, where the implant and the silhouette of the old breast are
implants can have the unintended consequence of making patients look ‘matronly’
marks are common and untreatable
chance of revisional surgery
higher. The results of that revision surgery are far worse than for normal size
sensation changes may be felt in varying degrees and this may be temporary or permanent
sagging of the breast may occur that is normally seen as a result of
collection of fluid around the implant may result in swelling, pain and
bruising. The body may absorb small seromas, however with larger ones surgical
drains may be required
wrinkling of the implant will be more obviously seen or felt through the skin
Any type of surgical operation carries a risk. By reducing the number of risks there is a higher possibility that the operation will be successful and the patient will be happy with the results. Although there are many successful breast augmentations performed with large implants, we want anyone choosing these implants to be fully aware of the many possible outcomes before they make a decision as to how large they would really like to become.
Our risk & complication rate is not higher than that of any surgery performed in any other destination by similarly qualified doctors. Cosmetic surgery offers improvement, not perfection or the solving of life problems.