Posted: February 12, 2012
Although rare, infection is a possible breast augmentation complication. If infection does occur, it usually arises in the days or weeks following your procedure, while your incisions are still healing.
Signs of breast augmentation infection include:
- Breast redness
- Breast swelling
- Tender or painful breasts
Infection usually has its source at the incision. Before the incision heals completely, bacteria and other microorganisms can make their way into the incision. For this reason, it’s important to adhere to the instructions we give you for keeping the surgical area as clean as possible.
When infection after breast augmentation arises, it must be treated with antibiotics. If the infection is severe, hospitalization or surgical removal of the breast implant may be necessary (these types of cases are rare, especially when you choose a properly certified plastic surgeon). If you do notice any signs of infection, you should contact our office right away.
At the Weston Center, we do everything in our power to prevent infection. The surgical facilities we use are state-of-the-art and meet high standards of safety and sterilization. Our placement of breast implants is performed in a sterile manner, and we provide extensive aftercare information so you can heal effectively.
If you live in Miami and want to learn more about breast augmentation, please contact the Weston Center for Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery to schedule a complimentary consultation.