What are the risks associated with pectoral implant surgery?
Fortunately, significant complications from pectoral implants 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 pectoral implants are:
- Movement of the implants
- Numbness in your chest or upper arm
- Muscle spasms
You can help minimize pectoral implant surgery risks by following your board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon’s advice and instructions before and after your surgery.