Well meant comments
As written, almost without exception women are pleased with the results of a breast correction. More self-confidence, easier to find the right clothes en no more back, neck and shoulder complaints. The final result and scars need time. It takes several weeks befor the breasts have their natural look and some months to a year before the scars fade. Friends and family might not always understand that and might, therefore, make well-meant, premature, critical remarks. Read more about this in the article 'comments from family and friends'.
Depending on the type of breast correction you will have larger or smaller scars. Examples are a scar around the nipple, a verticalscar with a breast lift and an anchor shaped scar with a breast reduction. Because the breast will gradually drop, it will cover the scar. With more extensive lifts and the breast reduction I will place the scar in the crease under the breast. As with other scars this will fade in time. With a breast enlargement there is only a small scar (about 4 cm long) in the crease under the breast.
A scar will always remain, it will never disappear completely. From the feedback from my patients I know that most women find that the positive effect of the procedure by far exceeds this relatively small negative point.
Complications en risks
A bruise is a possible complication, but is easily treatable. Moving the breast tissue takes a toll on the blood flow which may cause in a longer healing process. Therefore it is highly recommendable not to smoke. Rest and support by a well-fitting bra will have a positive effect on a good recovery.
Sometimes the wounds under the breasts will widen, which causes wound leakage for 1 or 2 weeks. Paraffin gauze and a shower twice a day will solve the problem. Smoking and overweight increases the risk of these complications.
Complications with implants:
Breast implants are modernized. The density of the fluid used has increased so that the gel does not drain, not even in the hypothetical case of a rupture of the implant. The shell of the implant is so solid that rupturing is virtually impossible.
Capsular contracture can be a reason to replace the implants, but is in itself no medical ground. In rare cases of external trauma, like a car accident, the implant van rupture en silicone gel can leak to the chest area. Obviously this will be medical ground to remove the damaged implant en to replace it.
Most manufacturers will give some form of guarantee on the implants. As is the case with all medical implants a hundred percent guarantee cannot be given. See my article about guarantee.