What are the risks of breast augmentation?
The first and most obvious risk of breast augmentation is failure to achieve the desired aesthetic effect. That is why it is important to properly plan the breast augmentation and choose the right implant size. Equally important is the plastic surgeon’s experience. Newest generation implants reduce the risk of implant rupturing and leakage of the silicone gel, though the risk still exist in the event of trauma or accident.
Other risks of breast augmentation include capsular contracture. This is an adverse reaction and remodelling of the tissues in which the implant is located. It results in an unaesthetic appearance of the breast and requires remedial action. Rare risks include hematomas following implant placement, secretion of serous fluid into the implant bed, infection or an unaesthetic scar. The rarest risks include the development of anaplastic lymphoma.