I’m worried about my breast implants- what can I do?

If you find yourself worrying about your breast implants, it’s essential to address your concerns promptly and seek professional advice. While breast augmentation is a common and generally safe procedure, various factors can contribute to anxiety or discomfort post-surgery.

Firstly, it’s crucial to differentiate between normal postoperative concerns and potential complications. Swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort are typical in the initial stages of recovery. However, persistent pain, changes in breast shape or size, redness, or unusual sensations should raise concern.

The first step is to contact your plastic surgeon. They are your primary resource for information and guidance. Schedule a consultation to discuss your worries, and don’t hesitate to ask questions. Express your concerns openly, providing as much detail as possible about your symptoms and any changes you’ve noticed. Your surgeon may conduct a physical examination, order imaging tests, or recommend further diagnostics to identify any potential issues.

If you are experiencing anxiety about the appearance of your breasts or are dissatisfied with the results, it’s essential to communicate this to your surgeon. They can help you understand whether the concerns are within the normal range of variation during the healing process or if they require intervention.

In some cases, breast implant issues may necessitate revision surgery. This could involve replacing implants, adjusting their position, or addressing complications such as rupture or leakage. If revision surgery is recommended, your surgeon will discuss the potential risks and benefits, allowing you to make an informed decision.

Seeking a second opinion is also a valid option. Consult another experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon to gather additional perspectives on your situation. This can provide reassurance or offer alternative solutions, helping you make informed decisions about your health and well-being.

Remember that your emotional well-being is an integral part of the healing process. If worries persist, consider reaching out to a mental health professional who can provide support and guidance as you navigate your concerns about breast implants. Open communication with both your healthcare providers and a mental health professional will contribute to a holistic approach to address your worries and find the most suitable solution for your situation.

If you’re worried about your breast implants, why not book a scan with us at Implant Health?

Implant Health gives patients access to personalised breast implant health screenings, with only the very best surgeons, and radiologists to ensure the highest standards of excellence.

Currently, the service is available at OneWelbeck Medical Centre in London. The scans start at £450 and are open to anybody who has breast implants.