Breast Augmentation Complications
Breast Augmentation Risk Factors
Alternate Names for Breast Augmentation:
Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have a breast augmentation, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:
- Abnormal scarring
- Painful and/or restricted arm and shoulder motion
- Uneven appearance of breasts, either due to position or size
- Implant hardens, ruptures, leaks, or deflates
- Implant may make cancer detection (through mammogram and/or self-exam) more difficult
- Decreased sensation
This is an elective surgery. If you have any illnesses or you are in poor health for any reason, you should not undergo this procedure.
Learn what the procedure is. Find out how it is performed.
Find out why and when this procedure should be done.
Learn about possible complications and what might increase the risk of them.
What to Expect
Find out how long it will take, what they will be doing and what to expect afterwards.
What are the next steps and other possible tests needed after you have received the results.
Call Your Doctor
What to look out for and when to call your doctor after a procedure has been done.