Breast augmentation is preferred by women who want to have larger and fuller breasts. The patient may choose from either silicone or saline breast implants. Furthermore, breast augmentation is an invasive surgery. This gives you all the more reason to keep yourself updated with the possible outcomes of the procedure.

Getting Complications

Since implants do not last forever in your breasts, they will eventually have to be removed or replaced as aging increases the chances of complications. Implants may deviate over time. Not only that, there is a possibility of acquiring infection, scarring, and other sensation changes in the breast after breast augmentation.

Silicone Implant Rupture

When the patient notices a lump in the breast, breast asymmetry, pain, or any change in the shape of the breast, the silicone breast implants might have already ruptured or leaked. The leakage may be caused by contractions, injury, or even just by aging.

Possibility of Capsular Formation and Contractures

When a foreign object is put inside the body, a scar tissue capsule could form around the breast. This could be the cause of hardening experienced in the breast. This also makes the breast more sensitive and painful to touch.

Important Considerations

Having breast implants would make it more difficult for the patient to undergo a mammography, so it is a must to make the radiographer aware of the implants immediately. Minor changes may have to be done in case the patient has breast implants. Moreover, it is important to know that this laboratory test could split the implant or cause a leakage around the tissues of the breast.

For more information about breast augmentation and breast implants, contact us at 916-961-9219 to book an appointment with Dr. Semlacher. We’d love to hear from you!