Breast augmentation surgery is a major operation that involves risks and complications. The surgery involves the use of breast implants to deliver you the desired results. The implants are placed into the breasts through incisions. Many medical conditions can make breast augmentation riskier for you. During the pre-operative consultation, be sure to share your complete health and medical information with the plastic surgeon.
The first health condition that can make breast augmentation riskier for you is diabetes. If you have diabetes, there is a risk you may experience excessive bleeding during and after surgery. Also, diabetes can lead to slow and poor wound healing, besides abnormal scarring. Additional precautionary measures will be taken during and after surgery if you have diabetes.
Secondly, if you have a weak immune system, you will be exposed to more risks and complications. A weak immune system makes you vulnerable to possible infections, especially after surgery. Since incisions are made on your breasts to place the implants, the risk of contracting diseases naturally increases.
You must be extremely careful during the recovery period if you have a weak immune system. The plastic surgeon may prescribe antibiotics to keep you safe from infections after surgery. Be sure to take the medicines on time and according to the instructions of the doctor.
Another medical condition that can increase the risks for you is blood disorder. If you have a blood disorder, you may experience complications during and after surgery. Some of the complications can even be life-threatening. For example, if you have a history of blood clotting, it can become severe during the recovery period after breast augmentation.
During recovery, you will remain inactive and spend most of your time in bed. As a result, you will be more likely to experience blood clotting. If you have a blood disorder, the risk will be higher. On the other hand, if you have a history of excessive bleeding, the risk of bleeding will be higher during and after breast augmentation.
Also, patients suffering from hypertension are at increased risk of complication during breast augmentation surgery. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, which entails many risks. If you have a history of anesthesia reactions, it can catalyze the dangers of hypertension. The risk of anesthesia will be higher if the patient is suffering from cardiac or pulmonary complications. For example, if you have suffered from a heart attack in the past or have breathing problems like asthma, the risk of anesthesia complications will be higher.
Breast augmentation is a highly invasive surgery and involves many risks. To reduce or avoid the risks, the patients must tell the surgeon their complete health history and follow the surgeon’s instructions. If the surgeon advises you to avoid the surgery, you must avoid it because your health comes first. You should undergo breast augmentation only when the benefits are higher than the associated risks.