Complications are not common and are limited by proper application of the appropriate technique, placement of the appropriate size implant, prophylactic antibiotic treatment and patient compliance with instructions. The main complications are hematoma formation (which will require drainage), inflammation and scar capsule formation around the graft. The scar capsule, if created, may alter the outcome of the operation and may require re-operation to remove it.
After breast augmentation surgery, you may experience swelling, numbness in the breast area or bruising, which will subside within a month. In addition, hypersensitivity of the breasts or nipples may occur, but usually the symptoms subside after a maximum of six months. The appearance of the scars from the surgery softens over time. Post-operative pain can be managed with analgesics, and the patient can return to mild work after 1-2 weeks and to full activity in 3-4 weeks. As far as breastfeeding is concerned, if appropriate implants are used, it is not affected in any way.