Potential Aesthetic Complications
Breast augmentation is intended to enhance your body image and provide you with renewed self-esteem and feelings of appeal. Some women are dissatisfied with their surgery almost immediately following implant placement. Choosing an experienced, reputable breast augmentation surgeon can help reduce this risk.
Other aesthetic complications include:
Much of this relies on implant size, breast implant placement, the type of implant, and implant incision option you choose for your surgery. Our surgeons will carefully go over all of your choices during your initial consultation.
Potential Medical Complications
Similar to any surgery, breast augmentation can result in infection, excessive bleeding, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. Other complications may include:
Capsular contracture occurs when the scar that forms around your breast implant begins to shrink, squeezing the implant. This can result in aesthetic imperfection and physical pain. Severe capsular contracture requires an additional surgery to remove the scar and replace the implant in order to reduce pain and restore symmetry.
In addition, ruptures can occur with either type of implant, which will necessitate removal and replacement of the implant.
These complications are uncommon but should be fully considered prior to your breast augmentation surgery. We are devoted to both your safety and satisfaction and will work to ensure every step is taken to avoid these complications.
If you live in or around Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Reston, and Richmond, Virginia, Annapolis, Baltimore, Bethesda, and Columbia, Maryland, or Washington DC and are interested in learning more about breast augmentation, please contact the experienced cosmetic surgeons at The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery to schedule a consultation today.