Breast Augmentation Risks Northern Virginia


Breast augmentation is the most popular form of cosmetic surgery in the United States, and hundreds of thousands of women undergo the procedure each year.

At Mountcastle Plastic Surgery, we believe educated patients make the best decisions, and we will work closely with you to help you understand breast augmentation risks, benefits, and the procedure itself. Contact our Northern Virginia practice today to learn more.

Trust Your Breast Augmentation to an Outstanding Surgeon

Years of experience and a particular focus on breast surgery allow Dr. Timothy Mountcastle to provide his patients with beautifully executed breast augmentation that exceeds their expectations and presents minimal side effects. At the same time, Dr. Mountcastle recognizes that all surgical procedures carry some risks, and he will take time to educate his patients about every aspect of your surgery.

The Risks of Breast Augmentation with Implants

At Mountcastle Plastic Surgery, we offer two types of breast augmentation: implants and fat transfer. As with any surgical procedure, each type carries its own set of potential side effects. Implants can be filled with saline or silicone, and the risks of this type of augmentation include:

  • Scarring
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Rupture of the implant
  • Wrinkling of the skin over the implant
  • Capsular contracture, in which the scar tissue surrounding the implant begins to tighten, distorting the shape of the breast
  • Breast pain
  • Changes in breast sensation

Breast implants very rarely have adverse effects on a patient's overall or long-term health. The best way to minimize the risks of breast augmentation is to choose a certified, experienced, and reputable surgeon. Dr. Mountcastle has proven expertise in breast augmentation surgery, and has helped many women achieve the maximum benefits of this popular procedure. Please contact us today to learn more about how Dr. Mountcastle can help you achieve your goals.

Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer

Breast augmentation using fat transfer is sometimes referred to as "natural breast implants" because it uses the body's own fat to enhance a patient's breasts. As a result, there is no risk of rupture or capsular contracture. The procedure does, of course, carry its own risks, though they are minimal. These risks include:

  • Over-absorption of fat cells (reducing the effect of your augmentation)
  • Inconsistent outer texture of the breast
  • Asymmetry
  • Inflammation
  • Fatty cysts or fat necrosis
  • Calcium deposits

Learn More about the Benefits and Risks of Breast Augmentation Surgery

Dr. Mountcastle wants his patients to feel completely at ease with their cosmetic surgery decision, so he and his staff will take all the time you need to answer your questions and address your concerns. The decision to undergo breast augmentation is a very personal one that should involve ample consultation with an expert surgeon, and plenty of consideration on the part of the patient. We provide patients with a thorough understanding of the risks, benefits, and procedural steps of breast augmentation. Contact Mountcastle Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation.