Risks and Safety
The decision to have facial implant surgery is extremely personal, and you'll have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications are acceptable. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any risks and potential complications.
The risks include:
- Unfavorable scarring
- Poor healing of incisions
- Anesthesia risks
- Change in skin sensation
- Damage to deeper structures - such as nerves, blood vessels, muscles, and lungs - can occur and may be temporary or permanent
- Allergies to tape, suture materials and glues, blood products, topical preparations, or injected agents
- Firmness around the implant
- Shifting of implants
- Skin contour irregularities
- Skin discoloration, swelling and sensitivity
- Persistent pain
- Possible revisional surgery
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.