Signs of Breast Augmentation Complications

Prior to your Knoxville breast augmentation procedure, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Dean Kleto will discuss all potential breast augmentation risks with you in full. While generally considered a safe procedure, breast augmentation can result in certain complications. Knowing how to identify these complications can help ensure a prompt solution and long-lasting results.

Identifying Breast Augmentation Complications

A complication occurring in fewer than three percent of all breast augmentation patients is infection. Signs of infection include fever, redness, swelling, and general discomfort around the surgical area. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact Dr. Kleto immediately. When addressed early on, infection can often be effectively treated with an antibiotic prescription.

Other breast augmentation complications and their signs include:

  • Capsular contracture – Indicated by a hardening of the breast or implant distortion and pain
  • Asymmetry – Noticeable by one implant being higher, more pronounced, or further to one side than the other
  • Calcification – More common with older implants, calcification can be detected through the appearance of a scar capsule around the incision
  • Deflation – Occurring in less than five percent of patients, deflation will result in a loss of volume

Many of these complications can be corrected through revision surgeries, though not all of them will require that step. Dr. Kleto will keep in close contact with you during your breast augmentation recovery and remain available to you at all times should any complications become present.

If you live in or around Knoxville, Sevierville, or Knox County, Tennessee and are experiencing complications following breast augmentation, please contact Dean Kleto, MD to schedule an appointment today.


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