Breast augmentation: what are the risks?It is a safe technique, as long as it is performed by specialists in plastic surgery. Still, there may be complications and some risks. The most common is capsular contracture, which occurs when the internal scar contracts excessively. This causes the breast to become harder. This complication generally occurs several years after the operation (more than 10). Treatment may require removing the internal capsule and sometimes changing the implant.
Hematomas are another of the rare complications that can occur. Only in specific cases does it require a new intervention, which is carried out to eliminate the accumulation of blood.
Another effect, noted by some women, is increased or decreased sensitivity in the nipples. The changes are usually temporary and in very few cases permanent.
Cases of prosthesis breakage are extremely rare. In the case of silicone implants, a reduction in the size of the breast may be noted, although this does not always occur. In these cases, a new intervention will be necessary to replace the prosthesis. Currently, the leading brands cover a new implant free of charge in the event of rupture or contracture.