Every surgical procedure carries certain risks, such as risks of anesthesia, infection, bleeding and swelling. These complications occur rarely and can usually be avoided. Although pain after the procedure is generally very mild, when it is present, it is easily alleviated using adequate medications. With implants that are placed under the muscle, due to initial stretching, some patients complain about tension that usually disappears a couple of days after the procedure.
With any type of implant being inserted into the body, there is sometimes chance for capsular contracture that causes hardness of breasts, discomfort, occasional pain and change in the shape of breasts. Capsular contracture occurs when tissue heals in the form of a large scar around the foreign objects, such as implants.
Compared to other implants, scientific studies have shown an insignificant number of occurrences of capsular contracture with polyurethane implants – only 1% in 10 years. It is one of the main reasons why we only use this type of implants.
Due to safety, reliability and success of the procedure, during consultation a surgeon and an anesthesiologist will explain the risks that the surgery carries and provide instructions to be followed in postoperative period.