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Breast Augmentation Surgery Risks And Safety

Breast Augmentation Surgery Risks And SafetyBreast augmentation cosmetic surgery has become relatively less invasive over the past few years due to advancements in surgical techniques as well as the availability of superior implant types. 

During the pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will explain the risks associated with breast enhancement surgery to the patient. 

The main concern of a committed surgeon will be to enable the patient to make an enlightened decision. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon provides breast implant surgery to patients in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and surrounding communities. 

Risks Associated with Implants

There are certain risks associated with breast augmentation cosmetic, including the following:

Capsular Contracture

Once the implants are inserted into the breast tissue, the body will start the process of healing. This will lead to the development of scar tissue around the breast implants. But at times, the scar tissue may constrict and tighten, exerting excessive strain on the breast implants.

As the scar tissue constricts, the pressure may cause the implants to get squeezed. The implants may lose their shape, shift from their position, or sustain damage due to this pressure. Some patients may also experience pain as the breast capsule becomes hardened. The patient may require surgery to address this condition.

Implant Rippling

The breast implant size may sometimes be too substantial in comparison to the breast skin available to cover the implant. This can lead to folds or wrinkles in the implant, causing a rippling effect on the skin’s surface. 

This effect may distort the natural appearance of the breast. An experienced and skilled cosmetic surgeon will recommend a suitable implant shape and size to minimize this risk. 

Implant Shifting or Rupture

In exceptional cases, the implant may shift from its original position shortly following the cosmetic surgery. Larger implants pose a higher risk of displacement. The risk of implant rupture is associated with all implant types.

In the case of saline implant ruptures, it will instantly deflate, and the patient will notice it. However, ruptures in silicone implants can only be detected with a breast MRI. The patient will need implant removal or replacement to address these issues. 

Surgery-related Risks


The risk of infection development is greater during and right after breast enhancement surgery. The surgical facility should maintain stringent hygiene standards, and the patient should ensure that the incision sites are clean and dry to minimize this risk.

Seroma and Hematoma 

The accumulation of fluid beneath the skin after breast augmentation surgery can cause swelling of the tissue. Hematoma and seroma risks can be reduced by the placement of temporary drain tubes in the incision sites.

Numbness in Nipples

The patient may experience a change in sensation and sensitivity or numbness in the nipple region after breast augmentation surgery. In general, this condition resolves on its own but may become permanent in exceptional cases.

Unwanted Scarring

Some amount of scarring is expected in breast augmentation surgery. However, a skilled surgeon will place incisions in inconspicuous areas to ensure that the scarring remains discreet. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon receives patients from Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and nearby areas for breast implants.

For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in Offices in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon by clicking here or calling 214-983-0213.

Serving patients in Highland park, University Park, Preston Hollow, McKinney, Prosper, Allen, Southlake, Denton, Irving, Flower mound, Little Elm, Fort Worth, Texas and surrounding areas.

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