Augmenting breast size through implants is a common medical procedure in the United States. There are various reasons women may choose to have the surgery, and in many cases, it can have a positive impact on their lives.
Unfortunately, there are also risks involved. Surgeons may not correctly perform the procedure, which can result in numerous dangers for the patient. Beyond cosmetic mistakes, there is the potential for life-threatening conditions as a result of medical malpractice.
Types of breast implant problems
After receiving breast augmentation, many issues could develop due to improperly performed surgery:
- Infections: If a surgeon didn’t correctly sterilize the site or their tools, an infection could develop. In severe cases, this could lead to life-threatening conditions such as toxic shock syndrome or necrosis. Infections may lead to the complete removal of a breast implant.
- Implant Problems: Sometimes, implants may break or the surgeon may place them improperly. These mistakes can cause difficulties immediately or months to years after the surgery has taken place.
- Ongoing Pain: Breast augmentation can occasionally result in continuous pain. The discomfort could stem from scar tissue, botched surgery or tissue damaged during the operation.
- Cosmetic Mistakes: After having breast augmentation, you want to feel good about yourself. Sadly, not all operations turn out the way you hope. If a surgeon doesn’t correctly perform the breast augmentation, they may leave you with an uneven, asymmetrical or unsightly chest. This mistake could cause emotional stress to the patient.
If you encounter any of these issues, due to a surgeon’s mistake or negligence, you may be able to seek compensation. You shouldn’t have to suffer health problems because of a physician.