Breast Implant nightmare

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Maxtopexy side effects, health risks and potential complications.

First off, why do some women believe all men like large breasts?  And why do they need butt implants?  Or want to have wide thighs as the new trend?  Watching the Kardashian’s I suppose. The world is getting really ridiculous and truly vanity has taken over logic.  Any sort of elective non-required surgery is simply stupid since all surgical procedure carry certain risks and complications. Cosmetic breast lift surgery is no different. In fact, the more invasive the procedure the higher are the chances something will go (seriously) wrong…

Here is list of the most commonly encountered post-operative risks, complications and dangers associated with this type of surgical procedure:

Scars.

Many women worry that a breast lift is going to leave them with embarrassing and unsightly scars. These fears are justified because incisions do cause permanent scar tissue in the skin. While the scars are visible (especially in the first few months after the procedure), they usually heal pretty well within approximately one or two years and become almost invisible. Sometimes, however, the scar tissue heals poorly, and instead of fading away your scars become itchy, painful and very, very visible even two or more years after the treatment. These are known as hypertrophic or (worse) keloid scars.

Pain and discomfort.

Things will likely get very painful the moment you wake up from the procedure. You can expect the sharp burning pain and searing to become stronger during the night as well as to linger on for at least three days (you’ll probably need to take prescribed painkillers during this time to cope with it) after the operation. This pain will then slowly start subsiding in the following weeks and eventually go away for good.

Swelling.

Your breasts should become significantly less swollen after the first week. The swelling will keep subsiding noticeably in the next two or three weeks. However, it can take up to six months to fully recover from the swelling. This is completely normal (as long as it’s not getting any worse) and is especially true with more invasive or complex procedures. You can end up being swollen anywhere from your upper as well as lower parts of your chest, under your arms, in the space between your breasts and even in your areolas and nipples.

Bruising.

It’s not uncommon for women to get skin bruises within the first week after the surgical procedure, either on the breasts or even on the ribs. This kind of multiple-color bruising (ranging from blue to purple to pink) is pretty much normal as long as it’s not expanding and as long as it’s not accompanied by (more) swelling. It should fade away within approximately one month from the surgery. On the other hand, if the bruises persist, rapidly expand, are accompanied by swelling, or are located on just one of your breasts, then this could be an indication of a more serious problem (including but not limited to hematoma).

Fatigue.

The vast majority of women feel exhausted and tired after having mastopexy. While most get their energy back in just one or two weeks post-operation, some of them have to cope with fatigue and the lack of energy weeks after the procedure. If that will be the case with you as well, then you can expect to get worn down pretty quickly just from doing your ordinary, every day things (such as taking your kids to the school, shopping, cleaning out the house, gardening, etc…). The tiredness may be due to anesthesia, due to pain medication and / or due to the fact that you’ve just went through a major surgery and your body is using extra energy to heal itself. The good news is that fatigue should go away sooner or later.

What you can see above are not really risks or complications or dangers, but rather side effects of undergoing a major surgery such as breast lift (and enhancement)…

Pretty much every woman can expect to experience them on her own skin after the procedure to a bigger or smaller extent. And these side effects shouldn’t really come to you as a surprise when you consider all the unnatural tissue cutting, stitching and reattaching your body goes through during the surgery. Honestly said, it’s a brutal experience for your body and mind…

Having said that, it’s time to look into more serious risks, complications and dangers of surgical breast lifting (and enlargement) operation. While these don’t happen every day, they still affect a significant number of women each year and as you’ll notice below can be a real nightmare:

Breast deformation and asymmetry.

It can be normal for your breasts to look strange after a week or two or three post-op. This is because it usually takes between three to six months for the swelling to subside completely. So, there’s no need to panic over your weird breast shape during this time. However, if your breasts still look strange or asymmetric after six months have passed, then the surgeon may have messed you up. For instance, your right breast can be an inch or two higher than your left one. Or one of your breasts can look much bigger than the other one. Needless to say that ending up with deformed boobs is not fun at all. You’ll either feel bad because of it for the rest of your life. Or you’ll need to go under the knife one more time to correct the deformation.

Depression.

As already mentioned, your chest can look pretty weird during the first few months. During this time you may get so disappointed, frustrated and impatient over the temporary strange shape of your breasts that you’ll become depressed. As you may know already, daily exercise can have positive effects on your mood. Unfortunately, you’ll need to avoid any physical activities in the first several weeks which can bring you down, especially if you’re used to working out on a regular basis. In addition, all the swelling, pain, bruising, itching and fatigue that you can expect during recovery period don’t help you feel good neither.

Loss of sensation in nipple(s).

According to some estimates, one out of ten woman who undergoes a breast lift surgery will experience a complete numbness in the nipple(s) due to nerve damage and two or three more women will have diminished or altered sensation in their nipples. However, lots of surgeons claim this number is much lower in reality. The risk of lost sensation in the nipples and surrounding skin may be higher in those breast lift techniques that involve incisions around the areola-nipple area, and in those that require deep breast tissue to be moved or uplifted as well. The sensation in the skin and in the nipples may or may not come back after a month or two or three, and in some cases even after one year. After that, the loss is pretty much permanent.

Infections.

There’s always a chance your incision lines won’t heal properly and you’ll be left with open wounds with (bloody and / or cream) pus-like drainage coming out of them weeks after the surgery. This kind of wounds can easily get infected with bacteria and thus become painful, inflamed and full of smelly discharge. Your breasts can also start retaining water (seroma) or blood (hematoma) and swelling, which can cause infection as well. Keep in mind that infection can be a very serious issue accompanied with fewer and chills once fully developed. Doctors usually treat it with prescribed antibiotic pills or cream. In case you had a breast lift done with implants and you end up with deep tissue (and not with just superficial) infection, the implants may need to be removed in order for you to fully recover. Otherwise you risk losing breast tissue, areola and even nipples.

Stitch abscess.

Every surgeon uses sutures during the breast lift procedure to close the incision lines in your skin. Sometimes these (either permanent or dissolvable) stitches don’t break down properly or fast enough. Consequently, your body identifies them as a foreign object and tends to »spit« them out naturally. In that case, a small opening in the skin may develop together with small pockets of pus-like fluid (even several weeks or months after the surgery). While these small wounds definitely can look ugly, they can heal on their own pretty quickly. Nonetheless, the risk of infection is always present even with small wounds like that. You should therefore visit your surgeon for further examination without delay. This is especially important for women who had a breast lift with implants. If the implants get infected, they will need to get removed or replaced, which means another surgery for you.

Damaged nerves.

If your sensory nerves get accidentally damaged during surgery by the surgeon’s incisions, you can get stuck with consistent pain and loss of sensation in your nipples and / or skin (for months, years or even for the rest of your life!). There’s no treatment for damaged or cut out nerves. If you’re unfortunate enough to end up with such complication, then all you can do is hope and pray for things to get better on their own. But you can rest assured that life with intense and burning pain can be a real nightmare. Unless you’re under painkillers 24 hours per day, and even those can’t always help relieve the chronic pain.

Hematoma.

Internal bleeding known as hematoma is yet another serious health issue that can happen either right after the surgery or within three to four days later. The patient starts bleeding within one of her breasts and the blood start collecting and leaking into the surrounding tissues. This triggers an inflammatory reaction within your chest. As a consequence, the affected breast becomes swollen, painful, harder and starts bruising as well (dark purple skin). This usually occurs rapidly (like within a day or within a couple of hours) and can be accompanied with fever and difficult breathing as well. Severe cases need a surgical treatment as soon as possible to drain out the collected blood. Otherwise, you risk getting an infection or even capsular contraction. The condition may also significantly prolong the healing and recovery period, however the long term consequences are rare.

Seroma.

This condition is very similar to hematoma and so are the symptoms (inflammation, pain, swelling and enlargement) with the exception of bruising. However, this time it’s liquid (mostly water) that starts accumulating within one of your breasts and not blood. In most cases, seroma occurs within the first month after the operation. It can restrict the blood flow to breast tissues and delay healing processes within your body. It can also cause infection and / or capsular contraction. Physicans address it in different ways. Sometimes, it is enough to drain out the liquid, either with a needle or another surgical procedure. Other times, the implant needs to be removed due to infection so the tissue can heal normally.

Capsular contraction.

It affects one in every ten women who undergo a breast lift and / or enlargement with the use of implants. Due to the formation of thicker scarring tissue around the implant, the affected breast becomes painful, harder (firmer), deformed and the implant moves higher up your chest. These symptoms usually occur around three to four months after the operation, sometimes sooner and in some cases even years later. Physicians most commonly address severe capsular contraction by removing the scarring tissue in your breasts as well as by replacing the implant. On the other hand, milder cases are left untouched or are treated with non-surgical solutions (such as massage for instance).

Skin necrosis.

When breast skin cells don’t get enough oxygen due to poor or restricted blood flow, they can break down and die. As a consequence, your skin can lose sensitivity and change colors (from normal to purple to black). There are many reasons why your skin starts dying: untreated hematoma or seroma, post-op infection or smoking before and / or after the surgery. The complication is not deadly by itself, but it still needs to be treated properly by your physician (wound healing, antibiotics and even surgery). Otherwise, the affected area can spread out to surrounding areas, or the incision lines can turn into wounds, become infected and start draining smelly yellow liquid. It takes ages for such wounds to heal and you may end up having ugly, permanent (hypertrophic) scars as well. The risk of skin necrosis appears to be higher within the first few weeks after the surgery, as well as in patients who smoke cigarettes (or are exposed to nicotine smoke) and / or have diabetes.

Fat necrosis.

The fatty tissue within your breasts can also start breaking down and dying for the same reasons that breast skin can. The condition is known as fat necrosis and can occur anywhere from hours to days after the surgery, but doctors usually diagnose it weeks or even months later. This is because small amounts of dead fat are unnoticeable without mammogram and usually don’t require any treatment at all. On the other hand, bigger areas are felt as lumps and your breasts can become inflated, painful and unnaturally hardened because of it. Nevertheless, even these bigger lumps can resolve on their own within three to six months. However, if after one year they persist and turn out to be problematic your doctor will most likely need to cut them out surgically. In that case, breast reconstruction may be done at the same time in order to correct the deformed breast shape that happened due to loss of fat tissue.

Deep vein thrombosis.

Blood clots can sometimes form in (one or more) deep veins in older women as well as in women who’ve had a lengthy surgical operation (three+ hours) due to combining more procedures (such as breast lift and augmentation with tummy tuck or liposuction for instance) into just one surgery. The formation of blood clots can result in swelling and pain, however, if blood clots get loose and find their way into the lungs, then the condition becomes life threatening and should be treated immediately either with non-surgical solutions (such as exercising, healthy diet, compression stockings, prescribed meds) or even with surgery as a last resort.

Anesthesia related risks.

The vast majority of surgeons perform a breast lift surgery either under a general anesthesia or under IV (intravenous) sedation with local anesthesia. While local anesthesia with IV sedation is considered to be safer (provided that surgery lasts more than four hours) and people normally recover much faster from it, both techniques have been associated with health risks such as vomiting, nausea, sore throat, headaches, brain damage, teeth damage, blood clots, lung complications, hypothermia, kidney and liver failure, short-term memory loss and even death. Breast implants related risks. It’s not unusual for a surgeon to perform a breast lift with the use of implants. In fact, something like this is pretty common, especially if you need a significant breast lift to achieve the desired results, or combine the breast lift with augmentation as well. The main problem here is that having silicone or saline breast implants in your body means additional risks for you. To name just some of them: implant ruptures and deflation and wrinkling, infection, extrusion, skin rashes, calcification, palpability and others. There’s also a big, big chance you’ll need additional surgeries in the future because implants don’t last forever.

Brain damage.

In August 2010, Swedish woman decided to have a breast enlargement surgery done in Gdansk in Poland for her wedding. Unfortunately, something went wrong during the procedure and this poor woman’s brain was damaged in a very serious way (apparently due to inappropriate anesthesia). She is still in coma after almost three years and no one is really sure whether she is ever going to wake up again or not.

Death.

Being in coma for years and not knowing whether you’re going to wake up again or not is a catastrophe for sure. And the same can be said for dying after having the cosmetic surgery, which is exactly what happened to 39 years old woman from United States of America. The mother of two children gifted herself with »mommy makeover« surgery (combination of breast augmentation, tummy tuck and liposuction) for her birthday. Unfortunately, something went wrong and she fell into coma two days after the procedure. Approximately two weeks later the doctors declared her as being »brain dead«. What should have supposed to be a positive body transformation suddenly turned into a tragedy.

As you can see, the list of possible risks and complications is incredibly long. It is obvious now why you shouldn’t take surgical breast lift lightly. Lots of things can go wrong, seriously wrong! Not all Men believe in these procedures or wish their loved ones to go through this elective procedure for vanity sake. Having “Bolt-on” breasts as some Men refer to them are not really that attractive.

While it’s true that most women recover from the surgery just fine sooner or later, however, that doesn’t guarantee that the same thing will happen to you as well. You see, there’s always a chance you’ll end up with one or more of the above listed complications. It has happened to certain women before and will definitely happen to certain women in the future.

Hopefully, you won’t be among these women, because if you do, things can get scary…

Most likely you’ll regret your decision for having a breast lift surgery in the first place due to disastrous consequences that have turned your life into a living hell. Instead of feeling great about your enhanced bust line, you’ll feel miserable. And instead of showing off your newly gained cleavage in your hot bikini, you’ll be lying in your bed (possibly depressed) having only one wish: To get healthy as soon as possible!

And in worst case scenario (heaven forbid!), you could even die leaving your family and friends behind!

I don’t want to scare you. It’s just that I want you to be fully aware of what you are getting yourself into. After all, you’re not the only one who would be affected if things don’t go according to plan. I’m certain your family and friends would miss you as well.

Enjoy your body for what you were born with, if you believe in a higher being, a God, a Creator, believe he gave you what you have and be happy with it. 

Disclaimer: The statements made should only be considered as my personal opinions and beliefs, and most certainly NOT as medical facts or advice intended to diagnose, mitigate, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health conditions. You should always consult with your personal doctor if you’re unsure whether certain product or natural substance is safe for you or not.

(This article was written by a guest author)