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Last updated: 06/01/2009

Mordibity Mortality

The risk of mortality (death) from breast augmentation surgery is essentially zero. The mortality associated with this procedure, when it occurs, is most often due to anesthesia or exacerbation of underlying medical conditions.
 
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The risk of morbidity, that is, a negative occurrence as a consequence of breast augmentation surgery can be as high as five percent. This is rather high for cosmetic procedures. The most commonly occurring negative outcomes include infections, hematomas, undesirable waviness, capsular contracture, deflation, rupture, the need for reoperation. In general, patient satisfaction is high, despite the morbidity rate. Reoperation rates, it should be noted, occur in only about one percent of cases. Implant ruptures are almost always the result of focal trauma to the chest.


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