Complications after breast augmentation surgery are rare, but you should know how to identify them in case they do occur. Dr. Kim will provide you with detailed post-surgical instructions for your recovery process, and he will also schedule a follow-up appointment with you to ensure you are healing correctly.
Infection is one of the most common complications after any surgery. Dr. Kim takes great care to keep every step of the surgical process completely sterile to avoid infection, but it is still possible you may contract an infection during the healing process. Signs of infection include:
- Redness of the entire breast
- Excessive pain or tenderness
Two other potential complications are hematoma and seroma. A hematoma is a collection of blood in your tissue, while a seroma is a pocket of clear fluid. Both can occur after breast augmentation surgery. If you notice a very tender and swollen area that appears hard – like a pocket of liquid – call Dr. Kim immediately.
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