The following complications exist in this operation, although they are rare: postoperative infection, hemorrhage with hematoma (bruise), feeling of nipple and breast reduction and slipping of the implant. Capsular contracture: This occurs unpredictably when the natural scar around the implant (connective tissue “capsule”) contracts and the breast feels increasingly hard. When using polyurethane coated implants, this risk is lowest (according to scientific studies).
A reduction in the sensation of the breast or nipple usually improves within a few weeks or months, but can persist permanently (occurs very rarely).
Formation of skin folds: depending on skin thickness, implantation type and size. Especially visible when the implant is moving.
Please do not forget!
- The nicotine consumption should ideally be stopped 3 weeks before and 3 weeks after the operation (better wound healing).
- Please avoid medications with blood-thinning effects such as Aspirin, ASA, as well as non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (your doctor will inform you).
- Please get someone to pick you up after the operation and drive you home. Please inform us immediately if you notice any fever, redness, sudden pain or other signs of infection or any other problems after the treatment.
- Please avoid, if possible, the operation during the period of your menses.
Breast Enlargement & Breast Cancer
Many broad studies show that breast cancer does not occur more often after breast augmentation with silicone implants, but – on the contrary – even less. Also, no connections between autoimmune diseases (such as rheumatism, lupus erythematosus or scleroderma) and silicone implants could be detected.