Complications can occur after any surgery. Breast augmentation is no exception. Knowing what to expect before you undergo any surgical procedure can help relieve some stress and nervousness. It also helps prevent the shock and disappointment that may occur if post-surgical complications do arise.
Some complications that commonly arise immediately after breast implant surgery include post-operative bleeding (hematoma), fluid collection (seroma), and infection at the site of the surgical incision. Later complications may include chronic breast pain, alterations in breast and nipple sensitivity, and interference with breast-feeding,
Feelings in the breast and nipple can change after the implant surgery has been completed. These changes may include increased sensitivity, chronic pain, and lack of feeling in the breast or nipple for several months or even years following the implant surgery. Within the first few years, 2-8% of breast augmentation patients report experiencing chronic breast pain.
Another 1-2% report breast sensitivity changes, and 3-10% experience nipple complications like losing sensations within that area. These reports are generally the same for both silicone gel and saline implants.
But long term data does indicate that 17% of women experience after-surgery breast pain within five years of saline implants. This change in sensitivity is usually either temporary or permanent. It may also have an affect on sexual response and the ability to breast-feed a baby.
Being aware of these and other possible complications will help you make an informed decision and may aid in long-term satisfaction with your breast augmentation.
Repair Surgery From A Bad Breast Augmentation
Something that you will want to keep in mind is that breast implants do not last forever. You’ll want to make sure that you think about this before you get the implants. Often you will need to get implant repair or even a replacement to keep the implants from rupturing or deflating. Often deflating and rupture are common in order implants.
Whatever type of breast implant you choose, the chances are good you’ll need corrective surgery in your lifetime. If there are any complications, you’ll want to keep in mind that there are going to be additional surgeries needed. These could be miner or major complications which can occur after any surgery. Other things which require additional surgery include capsular contracture treatment and to repair any ripples or wrinkles in the implant that might show.
If you need breast reconstruction, you’ll need to pay attention that your likelihood of needed multiple surgeries. Mastectcomy results in such drastic changes in the soft tissue and anatomical borders, multiple surgeries are often the only choice. It is also common for breast cancer patients to undergo several surgeries. Procedures to reconstruct the nipple-areola complex and to achieve symmetry with the remaining breast are done in planned stages
When it comes to cosmetic implants, you will find that the chances of needing more surgeries is common. Matching the size and type of implant with the patient’s soft-tissue characteristics provides more successful results. These results provide the most aesthetically pleasing appearance and reduces the chances of ripples and wrinkles in the implant showing.
You’ll need to choose the correct breast implant that best suites your needs and you will also want to think about a size and the best surgical procedure that will allow you to be satisfied with your results and keep additional surgeries to a minimum.