What Are The Common Complications With Having Large Breast Implants?
Added on 27th March 2020 in Blog
Having large breasts is considered an appealing attribute to have in today’s society. This growth has been largely influenced by external factors such as advertising and social media. As a result, we’ve seen an increase in patients opting for large breast implants in their breast augmentation surgeries.
When you’re choosing the size of your implants, it’s important to have realistic expectations and ensure they’re in proportion with your natural shape and structure. It can be tempting to choose large breast implants for your breast augmentation surgery. However, if you decide this it’s important that you’re aware of some of the complications that come with doing this.
Here are some concerns to be aware of when deciding on the size of your implants.
Chronic back pain for petite patients with large breast implants
Patients with naturally large breasts tend to have symptoms of back ache. This is why they opt for breast reduction surgery to help ease the pain. This is something that you should consider if your natural build is petite in size. Choosing to have large breast implants can put strain on your back and lead to issues in the future.
When you choose your breast implant size, be wary that large breast implants can cause you some back problems in the long term future. It can also put a strain on your overall body being able to cope with the weight.
Revisional breast surgery can be a problem
Although relatively uncommon, there can be complications that can arise when you first go through breast augmentation surgery. This can lead to patients going through revisional breast surgery to either remove or change the size of the breast implants.
If you opt for large breast implants that are unnatural to your size, this would require a large breast pocket incision. If later down the line, you then feel the need to reduce or remove the breast implant, it can be difficult to reduce the size of the breast pocket in future. This can cause the scars to be more visible.
Large incisions are required
Similar to how scarring can be impacted from revisional breast surgery, the same can be said for the initial breast augmentation surgery. As mentioned, large breast implants being inserted will require larger incisions. If you have a smaller figure, this can be more difficult to cover up the scarring to make them less visible. This is something you should consider for the long term and for aftercare.
Potential faster rate of drooping
Considering the weight of the large breast implants and the strain it can put on your body, this can cause them to droop faster if it affects your posture. This is something that you should consider for the long term future. Although initially, you may gain the results that you were expecting, the appearance is like change over time as skin begins to sag and stretch from ageing.
Rippling can be more likely
The weight of the large breast implants can also impact the appearance with rippling. The implant inside the breasts can easily ripple. This is due to the skin around the implant being unable to cope with the size and weight of the large breast implants. The natural breast tissue becomes stretched and unable to maintain the implants within the pocket. As a result, ripples in the implant can become more visible.
Utilise your consultation
Going through your consultation, we’ll provide you with all possible options available to you and ensure you make the correct choice for you. At the same time, we’ll also make you aware of the complications that can arise with your surgery so that you’re well informed before making your decision.Back to Blogs