Risks and Complications in Breast Revision?

Let's Explore the Risks and Complications of Breast Revision Surgery

One risk associated with breast revision surgery is infection. Although rare, infections can occur following surgery and may require antibiotic treatment or, in severe cases, removal of the implants. It's essential to follow post-operative care instructions provided by your plastic surgeon to minimize the risk of infection.

Another potential complication is capsular contracture, which occurs when scar tissue forms around the breast implants and becomes tight or constrictive. This can lead to discomfort, and distortion of breast shape, and in severe cases, may require additional surgery to correct.

Implant rupture is another risk associated with breast revision surgery. Ruptures can occur due to trauma, ageing of the implant, or manufacturing defects. If a rupture occurs, surgery may be necessary to remove and replace the implant.

Changes in breast sensation, including numbness or altered sensation, can occur after breast revision surgery. While these changes are usually temporary, they can sometimes be permanent, depending on the extent of nerve damage during surgery.

Breast asymmetry or uneven results are possible outcomes of breast revision surgery. While plastic surgeons strive to achieve symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing results, subtle differences in breast size or shape may still occur.

Additionally, scarring is an inevitable result of any surgical procedure, including breast revision surgery. Your plastic surgeon will make every effort to minimize scarring and ensure that incisions are placed in inconspicuous locations, but it's essential to understand that some degree of scarring is unavoidable.

If you're considering breast revision surgery, schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon at formedi to discuss your concerns, goals, and any potential risks or complications associated with the procedure. Your surgeon will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan that addresses your needs while prioritising your safety and well-being.