Breast implants are used for augmentation or reconstruction purposes. They have become very popular in the last couple of decades. Patients can choose between saline and silicone gel implants. Both have shells made of silicone. However, saline implants can be filled during the surgery, allowing for the doctor to make necessary adjustments. Silicone implants are prefilled with the silicone.
The FDA currently approves four types of breast implants for use in the United States. While reconstructive surgery may be performed at any time, breast augmentation generally may not occur till a woman has reached 18 years of age. The age restriction is due to the fact that women’s bodies continue to mature through their early twenties. However, for women who have suffered a trauma or breast cancer, the procedure is widely accepted.
While some breast implant operations are successful, not all are. The operation can cause capsular contracture, significant breast pain, and changes in sensation. In addition, the implants can rupture, potentially leaking into the body, or shift positions. This causes patients to need to undergo additional surgery to attempt to correct the problem. Be aware that receiving breast implants is a serious medical procedure and entails extensive risks.
If you or a loved one has had breast augmentation and are now suffering from a complication, you may be entitled to compensation. The Wausau personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are known for helping victims receive the money they deserve. Contact them today for a free consultation by dialing 800-242-2874.