Augmentation mastopexy leaves visible traces. Often, a permanent scar is visible looking from the inferior area of the nipple, vertical towards the base of the breast, around the areola. Likewise, in case of some procedures, circular traces can remain around the nipple. Scars will diminish in time, but presenting a noticeable side effect.
When a patient is operated, the surgeons take serious precautions to prevent the infections, which represents one of the most possible complications associated to breast lift. As is the case of many operation types, the infection is possible, also after mastopexy, in which case the implants will have to be removed. Fact that will lead to a significant difference in the breasts size along all this period.
If you opt for a lifting with breast implant, there is the possibility of having extra complications besides a standard mastopexy procedure. Capsular contraction appears when there is a scar and endured tissue around the implant, which will feel unnaturally when touching and cause discomfort. More common in case of silicone implant than saline solution, moderate capsular contraction can even pass unobserved. Some contractures, on the other hand, might need implant removal and placing new ones. Placing the implant under the pectoral muscle might reduce the risk of muscular contracture.
NUMBNESS SENSATION IN THE NIPPLE AREA
There is the possibility for a numbness sensation to appear around the nipple area, after the lifting with breast implant. Often, the numbness is temporary, and it will disappear after few weeks.
Augmentation mastopexy can occasionally has as result the deflation of the implants, if the inserted implants aren’t full enough. If there is enough pressure inside the implant, the implant membrane will move and rip off. This is how it’s possible that the implant to drip and finally deflate, the breast returning, in matter of one day, to the initial size. The possibility for this to happen is of approximately 4% during the first year after the operation, the risk further decreasing. The implant deflation is not a serious problem in case of the saline implants, because the solution is not extremely harmful for the body. Still, this complication can be problematic for the patients with silicone implants that were relaunched on the market in 2006.
In some cases, the breast lift with implants can form visible folds in the superior area of the breasts. The folds are being caused by saline implants that were improperly filled and it frequently appears in case of finer surface implants, than in the textured ones. Placing the implant under the breast tissue reduces the risk of folds appearing.
Although implants moving is not a common problem, this exists. In case that one or both implants significantly move, there is possible that an implant repositioning intervention might be imposed. Bigger implants are susceptible of moving downwards by aging.
Hematomas are blood infiltrations around the implants, that can appear in any other post-operatory moment, although it is more probable to appear shortly after the intervention, when the tissue was traumatized. Hematomas can appear after a breast lift with implant and can cause problems like capsular contractions or infections. The body is capable of absorbing hematomas of small sizes. Unfortunately, the bigger ones have to be surgically removed with the help of some drains, which can leave small scars. There is, also, the risk of puncturing the implant during the drainage procedure, resulting the deflating of the implant.
THE PTOSIS AND THE IMPLANTS
‘Ptosis’ is the medical term for sagging breasts. A lot of women are interested in breast augmentation, but they have moderate or even severe ptosis. In these cases, it is recommended that the patients should also have a breast lift, along the implants. If the patients with sagging breasts do not opt for a breast lifting then inserting the implants, lots of complications can appear following the operation. Doctors warn about such deformations. These can take the shape of folds or swellings on the base of the breasts. In both cases, a mammary lifting can the made before the breast implant for improving the aspect of the breasts.