What are the risks of breast capsulectomy surgery?

No surgery is without its risks. This procedure is safe but complications do happen. The main one is the reforming of capsules around the new implants. Capsules are a normal bodily reaction when confronted by a ‘foreign body’ but the danger is that they will increase in size to the point that they constrict or damage the implant.

Other risks include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • A bad reaction to anaesthesia
  • A loss of or reduced nipple sensitivity
  • Ability to breastfeed is lost or affected
  • Capsular contracture could re-occur
  • Blood clots
  • Nerve injury
  • Breast asymmetry
  • Problems with the implants themselves, e.g. wrinkling or deflation
  • Nipple oversensitivity or undersensitivity
  • Shortness of breath or a rapid heartbeat
  • Sudden increase in pain

You may or may not need new implants although this is up to your surgeon. If you do then your surgeon may change their placement as well.

If you experience any unwanted side effects or complications then contact your surgeon immediately.

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