the most common complication of having breast implants.Capsular Contracture can occur after an implant has been in position for
a few weeks or months. The fibrous tissue or capsule that normally
forms around the implant tighten and squeezes the implant. There
are different grades of capsular contracture. Please read more to
learn the signs and symptoms of this complication, new advancements with
non-invasive treatments and also choices of surgical intervention.
tissue support at the bottom of the breast can weaken, allowing the
breast implant to move downward forcing the bottom crease lower on the
chest. Read more about how this complication can happen, view
photos, and the surgical procedures needed to remedy.
This condition, symmastia
referred to as "breadloafing" or "uni-boob", occurs when two implants
touch one another in the center of the chest. If the horizontal muscle
that is connected to the sternum and goes across the implant is cut
during surgery, then the implant can move toward the middle of the
As with any
surgical procedure, infection can occur during or after the breast
implant operation. Infections with an implant present are sometimes
harder to treat than infections in normal body tissues. If an infection
does not respond to antibiotics, the implant may have to be removed.
Read more about the signs and symptoms of an infection.
Double bubble can occur with women
who have some ptosis or sagging to their breast and might need a slight
lift, and the patient decides against it. Double bubble can also occur
with a sharply defined inframammary fold under the breast.
Sometimes after breast implant
surgery, you may begin producing breast milk. This is more likely if you have
previously lactated. The milk production often stops spontaneously or medication
may be given to suppress milk production. In rare cases, if the lactation
does not stop, implant removal may be needed.
really a complication, however something that can show up anywhere after
surgery. Mondor’s Cord are a
in which they appear with firm “cord-like” bands that form just under
the skin near the breast.
Implant displacement and asymmetric position is the second most frequent
complaint by the patient after augmentation. Dissatisfying
results such as rippling, asymmetrical implant displacement, incorrect
size, unanticipated shape, implant palpability, scar deformity,
hypertrophic scarring and or sloshing can occur. More information
here about careful surgical planning and technique can minimize but do
not always prevent results such as these.