Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation: Possible complications and safety information – 2022

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Possible complications and safety information

In general, breast augmentation is a completely safe operation performed with great success. However, as in any surgery, there may be some…

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What happens after the surgery?

Immediately after the operation, there will be gauze or bandages at the incision sites and these will begin to heal quite quickly. If drains (tubes that absorb the fluid accumulated in the wound) are used during the surgery, they will be removed within 1-2 days at the latest.

You will need to wear a special elastic bra to minimize swelling and ensure proper support of the breast during recovery.

In most cases, the woman returns home the same night. You will also notice that your recovery will be quite fast. Pain that may be present in the first days after surgery is mild and is effectively treated with simple pain relievers.

Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to care for your breasts immediately after surgery, what medications you should take, and when they should see you again.

Possible complications and safety information

In general, breast augmentation is a completely safe operation performed with great success. However, as in any surgery, there may be some complications that every woman should know and fully understand before undergoing surgery.

The most important possible complications are:

  • Bleeding or hematoma (Approximately 1%)
  • Wound infection or infection
  • poor healing of cuts
  • Hypersensitivity of the nipple
  • breast asymmetry
  • Creation of a scaly capsule (scar tissue that forms around the appendix)
  • Wrinkle (ripple) on the skin
  • Leakage, rupture or exposure of the implant
  • General risks from anesthesia (eg venous thrombosis, cardiac or pulmonary complications)

What other breast augmentation surgeries are combined?

In some cases, breast augmentation should be combined with breast augmentation (mastopexy) to achieve a more even and harmonious result.

Frequently asked Questions

Do I need to complete my pregnancy to have breast augmentation surgery?
Pregnancy will change the size and shape of a woman’s breast, with or without an implant. These changes can adversely affect the outcome of a growth spurt.

If pregnancy is not in a woman’s immediate plans, breast augmentation will not be associated with a possible pregnancy many years later. If the woman is in the process of having a child, it is generally recommended to delay the surgery until the child is born and breastfeeding is over.

Breastfeeding is not affected by implants and has been shown to be safe for both the baby and the mother.

Is breast augmentation successful in sagging breasts?

Women with sagging breasts that tend to decline can also have breast augmentation surgery. Depending on the degree of decrease, additional surgery may be required at the same time, that is, patients may have breast augmentation and breast augmentation surgery at the same time.

Nipples that are in line with or below the breast folds often require breast augmentation or mastoplasty. Without this additional surgery to remove excess skin, placement of the implant may not adequately correct sagging, but may worsen the extent of sagging of the breast.

Is aesthetics affected? Is there any tenderness in the nipples?

There is a possibility that the aesthetics of the nipples will be affected after breast augmentation surgery, and while it is usually defined as partial or complete loss of sensation (hypersensitivity), there are also women who experience this as increased sensation in the area (hypersensitivity).

However, in most cases this is temporary and aesthetic returns to normal levels within 6-12 months. A small percentage may have permanent changes in nipple sensation.

How long do I have to wait before I start exercising again?

Patients can start walking the same day after surgery – while not particularly strenuous, short walks at home can and should be done immediately after surgery.

Immediate mobilization contributes to faster recovery and also prevents circulatory conditions such as “thrombosis”.

After 2 weeks, they may start doing slightly more intense exercise, such as walking on the treadmill or going uphill. About a month after surgery, most patients can return to their normal activities with the restriction of not lifting very heavy objects. Finally, at week 6, all patients completed their recovery.

After breast augmentation, it is recommended to try to avoid constant strenuous chest exercises such as multiple push-ups, especially if patients have submuscular implants.

This is because, after the implants go under the muscle, the extremely intense and continuous contractions put pressure on the implants downward and outward. This can cause a drop in the breast over time and even a relative displacement of the implants.

When can I drive?

As long as the patients do not take painkillers, they can start driving 1 week after the surgery.


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