After your breast augmentation surgery you will probably wake up feeling very tired, groggy, and sore. As the anesthesia wears off, you may experience the following side effects, which are common for the first 3 weeks:
- Light bruising
- Hypersensitivity in the areola.
Patients should also be aware that breast implants are not meant to last forever. Breast implants can shift, become infected, leak or even rupture. Patients should familiarize themselves with the symptoms that indicate possible complications and be prepared to address them promptly should they occur.
One of the potential risks of breast augmentation/enlargement is a condition called capsular contraction, in which the scar tissue around the implant begins to harden and contract, affecting the softness and the natural contour of the breast. Massages are recommended for 3 months post-surgery to prevent this condition, but for the first 2 weeks, massaging every day is very important.