Breast Augmentation Complications: What to Expect, What to Do

Please contact your surgeon or the on-call physician immediately if you notice:

  • bleeding from your suture lines
  • pus or cloudy discharge from your incision areas, nipples or elsewhere
  • a foul odor from your incision areas, nipples or elsewhere
  • uncontrollable pain
  • blisters or implant extrusion (when the breast implant comes through the skin)
  • bottoming out of the implant
  • implant displacement
  • temperature over 101° F
  • inability to urinate or defecate
  • numbness in the legs
  • uncontrollable dizziness
  • implant deflation

Other more serious, but rare, side effects may warrant a visit to the emergency room. They include:

  • blood in the urine or feces
  • spitting up blood
  • abrupt, severe swelling and discoloration
  • blackening of the skin (not a bruise)
  • uncontrollable vomiting
  • loss of consciousness
  • temperature above 105° F
  • convulsions

Call the surgeon in the event that any of these symptoms develop. He or she may tell you to go to the emergency room. Remember to bring all of your medications with you to the hospital.

Emergency Contact List

Fill out the following important numbers for future reference:

Surgeon:
Emergency On-call Physician:
Hospital:
Pharmacy:
Parents:
Other:
______________________________________
______________________________________
______________________________________
______________________________________
______________________________________
______________________________________

Make sure these numbers are easily accessible at all times during your recovery.

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