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10Oct

What Are The Risks And Complications Associated With Breast Augmentation?

Risks and Complications Associated With Breast Augmentation

Risks and complications are inherent with any type of medical treatment, including breast augmentation. Though extremely rare, they are a possibility.

The most notable complications after breast augmentation include the following:

Capsular contraction is the most common risk with breast implants. This complication refers to the abnormal hardening of scar tissue that naturally forms around the breast implant. This scar tissue starts to shrink, making the implant harden and even deform. Capsular contracture can happen shortly after surgery or several years later. The typical treatment is surgery to remove and replace the implant.

Infection can happen within a week after breast augmentation surgery, or later. If it is a severe infection, the implant will be removed and will be re-inserted after the infection clears up.

If excessive bleeding persists following the procedure, another surgery will be required to remove the accumulated blood.

Implant rupture occurs when the integrity of the shell of the breast implant is compromised. If a saline implant ruptures, the saline will be absorbed by the body harmlessly. If a silicone gel implant ruptures, the filling will stay more or less in tact, making rupture more difficult to detect. To resolve this complication, surgery is necessary to remove and replace the ruptured implant.

Changes in nipple sensitivity can occur, resulting in an increase or decrease in sensation. This change is usually temporary, only lasting for a few months.

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