Risks Associated with Breast Augmentation


If you are concerned about breast augmentation risks and you would like more information, contact Scottsdale breast surgeon, Dr. Corey for an in-depth, individualized consultation where he can address all of your concerns. We are committed to helping you feel comfortable with your breast surgery.Like any surgical procedure, breast augmentation comes with some risks. While most of these risks are rare, some can be reduced by your choice of breast enlargement techniques, but there is never any guarantee against complications.

Board-certified Scottsdale breast surgeon Dr. John Corey believes all patients deserve to know the potential complications of this procedure prior to committing to a surgery. He will be happy to discuss these and all of your concerns with you during your initial consultation.

Potential Breast Augmentation Risks

Risks that can accompany any surgical procedure include excessive bleeding, infection, and improper wound healing. Your risk for these can be reduced by carefully following all of Dr. Corey’s post-surgical advice.

In addition to general surgical risks, breast augmentation has its own potential complications such as:

  • Capsular contracture
  • Asymmetrical results
  • Visible scarring
  • Implant rupture
  • Loss of nipple sensitivity
  • Visible rippling of the implant

Many of these complications can be reduced by choosing submuscular placement of breast implants, but again, there is no guarantee against all complications.

Dr. Corey is an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. All breast augmentation procedures are performed in local, accredited surgical facilities to help guard against general surgical risks.

Dr. Corey works closely with each patient and takes all the time necessary to provide you with the results you deserve, and he will do everything possible to help you avoid these and other breast augmentation risks. During your initial consultation, Dr. Corey can provide you with additional information about these risks and help you better understand your role in helping reduce breast augmentation complications.

If you live in or around ScottsdalePhoenix, or MesaArizona, or in the areas of Glendale, or Chandler, Arizona and would like to learn more about the risks and benefits of breast augmentation surgery, please contact John J. Corey, MD to schedule a consultation today.