All surgeries carry some risk, and the same holds true for cosmetic surgery. While there is a potential for complications for the women who choose breast augmentation from San Diego and La Jolla, it is important to remember that the overall risk is fairly low. You can help minimize your individual risk of complications by choosing a highly qualified plastic surgeon like Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS, FICS, who uses advanced surgical techniques.Request Your Complimentary Consultation
Triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo provides exceptional results and patient care.
For the most in-depth information about complications and an assessment of your specific risk profile with breast augmentation, be sure to ask Dr. Chaffoo plenty of questions during your complimentary consultation. La Jolla and San Diego breast augmentation patients should be aware of the following possible complications:
Each breast implant type has its own safety profile with unique physical characteristics that affect the chance of rupture or other complications. Studies show that the Sientra® Silimed® line of cohesive gel breast implants, now offered by Dr. Chaffoo, may have a lowered risk of complications. Ask Dr. Chaffoo about these newly available implants.
There are other, more general risks that can be associated with surgery of any kind. Dr. Chaffoo will discuss these with you fully during your initial complimentary consultation.
You can go a long way toward preventing complications by following Dr. Chaffoo's recovery instructions, which may include:
In addition to these guidelines, be sure to follow all of Dr. Chaffoo's post-surgical instructions very carefully. By being a good patient, you are actively participating in the success of your breast augmentation.