An intervention like this is not free of risks that we should be willing to take if we want to enter the operating room. However, the fact that complications can occur does not mean that they develop in all patients. Each case is unique. The most common risks are the following:
• Infection: It appears in some cases within a few days of the operation. The usual symptoms are fever and possible inflammation.
• Bruising: Breast augmentation surgery can lead to the accumulation of blood in areas of the chest that usually disappear on their own over time. In specific cases, drainage should be applied.
• Scars: The scars after the operation are very small and almost invisible. Its care in the first days is fundamental for correct healing and less visibility.
• Seromas: They are an accumulation of fluid that is generated around the breast prosthesis and that normally disappears by itself when absorbed by the body. In some cases, drainage is used for disposal. Read more about seromas.
• Capsular contracture: After undergoing a breast augmentation there is the possibility of this type of contracture, which occurs because the tissue that is created around the breast implant shrinks and hardens. This injury can cause a lot of pain and offers an unnatural appearance of the chest. The danger of occurring affects a very small percentage of implants thanks to the current progress in new surgical techniques and new materials used in prostheses.
We know that breast augmentation surgery has its risks and complications. However, they are temporary and scarce so we should not be afraid to undergo surgery.
The Post-operative after a Breast Augmentation:
The post-operative phase is one of the most feared. Patients who want to undergo breast augmentation want to know what will happen next.
We show you some guidelines to follow and common sensations that are likely during the first months after the operation:
Importantly, the patient will feel similar chest discomfort in the pressure sensation of a post-partum milk rise. Therefore, it is advisable to take prescribed medication every 4 hours to maintain a level of continuous analgesia throughout the day. These discomforts usually last a week and are totally controllable with medication.
If you notice that the chest is inflamed at the beginning calm, it is completely normal. The inflammation will subside during the next 6 months.
About the sleeping position: After a week or so, the patient can sleep on her side. Until then, it is best to do it face up. At 6 weeks after the operation, it will be possible to sleep on your stomach without feeling any discomfort.
You should know that after the 6 months, the touch of the breasts becomes more natural.
It is essential to avoid sun exposure of the scar during the first months or even the year.