What are the risks of breast implant revision?
The decision to have breast implant revision surgery is extremely personal. You'll have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications of breast implant revision are acceptable.
Your plastic surgeon and/or staff will explain in detail the risks associated with surgery. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedures you will undergo and any risks or potential complications.
The possible risks of breast implant revision surgery include, but are not limited to:
- Anesthesia risks
- Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)
- Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
- Fatty tissue found deep in the skin might die (fat necrosis)
- Fluid accumulation (seroma)
- Numbness or other changes in skin sensation
- Persistent pain
- Poor healing of incisions
- Recurrent looseness of skin
- Skin loss
- Skin discoloration and/or prolonged swelling
- Suboptimal aesthetic result
- Unfavorable scarring
These risks and others will be fully discussed prior to your consent. It's important that you address all your questions directly with your plastic surgeon.