What are the risks associated with breast revision surgery?
Fortunately, significant complications from breast revision surgery are infrequent. You should discuss the risks and potential complications with your aesthetic plastic surgeon during your consultation and after your procedure to ensure you are on the right track to recovery.
All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Some of the potential complications of all surgeries are:
- Adverse reaction to anesthesia
- Hematoma or seroma (an accumulation of blood or fluid under the skin that may require removal)
- Infection and bleeding
- Changes in sensation
- Allergic reactions
- Damage to underlying structures
- Unsatisfactory results that may necessitate additional procedures
Other risks specific to breast implants are:
- Capsular contracture
- Implant rupture
- Mammography shadows affecting breast cancer detection
Breast implants do not last a lifetime, and you will likely need to replace them again. After your breast implant revision surgery, it’s important you have periodic exams with your board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon so he or she can monitor your implants.
You can help minimize breast revision risks by following your board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon’s advice and instructions before and after your surgery.