Reducing Risks Associated With Breast Augmentation

Recently, problems with a European breast implant manufacturer have drawn media attention to the issue of breast implants and their safety. Although there is some level of risk involved with any surgical procedure, people preparing to undergo breast augmentation in the Seattle area can best be assured of beautiful and natural-looking results by following these tips:

  • Take time to seek out a qualified and highly experienced surgeon. The future of your appearance is in your control, so look for plastic surgeons who are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and possess the skills necessary to design a procedure to fit your exact needs.
  • Make sure to follow your doctor”s pre-surgery recommendations, such as quitting smoking. Also, it”s important to tell your surgeon about any medications you are taking, since they could affect your surgery.
  • It”s important to go over all of the recovery steps during your pre-operative visit. There should be no questions in your mind about necessary medications or the time it will take for a full recovery. Your doctor will tell you what types of physical activity are safe while you”re healing and how long it will be before you can return to work or strenuous physical activity.

These are just some of the ways you can further reduce the risks associated with this very safe procedure. Remember, taking time to find the right doctor before you commit to surgery will save you time and money in the end.

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