Pectoral Implants Complications

Pectoral Implants Complications

Complications with Male Pectoral Implants

As with most cosmetic surgical procedures, complications are unlikely when performed by a skilled and competent surgeon. Complications include, but are not limited to:

  • Anesthesia risks,
  • Bleeding,
  • Infection,
  • Fluid accumulation under the skin (seroma) (which may need to be drained),
  • Nerve damage,
  • Poor wound healing
  • Unsatisfactory scars.
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Also possible is asymmetry, displacement, hardening of the scar tissue around the implant and need for revisional surgery or even removal of the implants. Also rare, but possible, are blot clots or emboli (blood clots which dislodge and travel in the blood stream to distant sights), which can be fatal.

At Aventura Center for Cosmetic Surgery, Venodyne® calf compression devices are used for every pectoral implant surgery (as well as many other surgeries). These pressure cuffs fit over each lower leg, from the ankle to the knee, circulating every one to two minutes to reduce the pooling of blood in the lower extremities and further reduce the possibility of blood clots or emboli. In addition, smokers must stop smoking well in advance of surgery. Smoking seriously decreases bleed circulation in the skin, which increases the risks of complications and poor healing.

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