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Breast implant

A prosthesis used to alter the size, shape, and feel of a woman’s breasts for aesthetic enhancement.

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iatrogenic injury

Beauty; Breast implant

Damage to the tissue or implant due to surgical instruments either during the operation, during a reoperation, during implant removal, or during breast procedures while the implant is in place (e.g., ...

breast pain

Beauty; Breast implant

Pain in the nipple or breast area.

Infection

Beauty; Breast implant

Can occur with any surgery when wounds are contaminated with micro-organisms such as bacteria or fungi. Most infections resulting from surgery appear within a few days to weeks after the operation. ...

Hematoma

Beauty; Breast implant

Collection of blood inside a body cavity. Swelling, pain, and bruising may result. If a hematoma occurs, it will usually be soon after surgery; however, it can also occur at any time after injury ...

Silent rupture

Beauty; Breast implant

Rupture of a silicone gel-filled breast implant that happens without a visible change or feel by the woman and is not evident by a physical examination by the doctor.

Bruising

Beauty; Breast implant

Bleeding at operative site that causes discoloration and varies in degree and length of time. This is expected following breast implant surgery or breast procedures.

Reoperation

Beauty; Breast implant

Any additional surgery performed to the breast or chest area.

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