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Breast Augmentation Risks and Complications

Posted June 17, 2018 in Breast Augmentation, Breast Surgeries

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Topics You Should Consider About Breast Augmentation

The decision to have breast augmentation surgery is extremely personal. You’ll have to decide if the benefits will achieve what you want and if the possible breast augmentation complications are acceptable for you.

The risk factors and complications of breast implants surgery:

  • Scarring of the breast tissue.
  • Infection of the breast surgery wound.
  • Slow breast healing at incision site.
  • Fluid retention.
  • Bleeding or blood collecting under the skin or (hematoma).
  • Temporary or permanent changes in nipple or breast sensation.
  • Dimpling or wrinkling of the skin around the implant.
  • Persistent breast pain.
  • Risk of general anesthesia.
  • There can be differences in the size and/or shape of the breasts after surgery.
  • Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications.
  • The formation of firm scar tissue around the breast implant (Capsular contracture).
  • Saline implants or silicone implants can rupture or leak.
  • Possible additional surgeries to repair or replace saline or silicone implants.
  • Over time the appearance of the gel filled breast implants can be affected by weight loss, pregnancy and menopause.

Please discuss these risks and complications and any other concerns you may have with a board certified plastic surgeon before making the final decision to have breast augmentation surgery. He will be your greatest source of information when considering the benefits vs risks of breast implants.

About Dr. Vijay

Dr. Vijay Bindingnavele offers all aspects of breast surgery including breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, breast reconstruction after mastectomy, and implant removal. View breast augmentation photos, understand breast augmentation risks and complications and learn more about cosmetic surgery at Corpus Christi Institute for Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery.