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5 Signs Of a Botched Breast Augmentation Surgery

Have you recently undergone a breast augmentation surgery, but something doesn’t feel quite right? Here are some of the sure-fire signs of a botched breast augmentation surgery and how you can rectify the situation.

Today, many women are looking for safe and effective ways to improve the size and shape of their breasts, and correct changes that have come about due to weight loss, aging, or pregnancy. Depending on your aesthetic concerns, there are a range of breast surgery procedures that can address your needs, such as:

  • Breast reduction for disproportionately large breasts
  • Breast augmentation for breasts that are too small
  • Breast augmentation mastopexy to improve the size and lift of breasts
  • Breast lifts (mastopexy) to correct sagging breasts


Whatever your concerns, our team of board-certified plastic surgeons have experience and training in a wide range of breast surgeries, from breast augmentation to mastopexy and reduction, to improve your appearance and help you feel more comfortable in your body.

Customized Breast Surgery at Our Kelowna Private Hospital

At our Kelowna private hospital, our team of board-certified plastic surgeons understand that breast surgery is not a one-size fits all solution.

From breast reductions to breast augmentations and breast mastopexy (breast lifts), we have the knowledge and expertise to advise you on which breast surgery, or combination, will help you achieve all your aesthetic goals.


5 Signs of a Botched Breast Augmentation Surgery

If you are considering a breast surgery, whether it’s an augmentation or a breast mastopexy, you must be diligent in making sure that your procedure goes as smoothly as possible. That’s why it’s so important to do research prior to selecting your plastic surgeon.

If you suspect that you have been given a botched breast augmentation procedure, you must seek the advice of a trusted medical professional to get your situation checked out. Here are some signs that your breast augmentation surgery has gone wrong:

1. Your Implants Feel Unusually Firm

Do your implants feel too firm, and not soft and supple? Typically, the first sign of a botched breast augmentation is that your implants feel too hard. Your surgeon may have used poor quality implants, and if this is the case, you may have to have those implants removed and replaced with better quality ones.

2. Poor Positioning of Implants

In some cases, a surgeon may have made the mistake of positioning one breast implant higher than the other. If you have noticed this asymmetrical positioning, you must meet with your surgeon to discuss ways in which it can be corrected.

This is also a problem found with breast lift surgery and it would require corrective surgery to give you the results you desire.

Different Sized Implants

If, after having your implants inserted, you notice that one breast seems bigger than the other, you must tell your plastic surgeon immediately. This could happen if two different sized implants were used or your surgeon didn’t take into account the size or shape of your breasts prior to surgery.

How to correct this: To correct this, you will have to undergo corrective surgery, preferably with a surgeon who is better qualified.

3. You Notice Some Rupture or Leak

Although rupturing of implants can sometimes accidentally happen, this is usually a sign of a botched surgery. If there is a leakage in your saline implants, you will notice them changing shape over a few days. On the other hand, silicone ruptures are harder to detect and signs could include unusual breast lumps, soreness, swelling, and aching.

4. You Have Wrinkled Skin

If you notice any wrinkling around your implant, you should talk to your surgeon, as it could also be a sign that your implant is leaking. After a breast augmentation, your skin should be smooth and wrinkle free.

5. You Have Signs of General Sickness

A botched breast augmentation surgery can also cause signs of general sickness, which may include high fever, constant pain, excessive scarring, hardening of the breasts, as well as inflammation and itching.

What Should I Do If I Suspect I Had a Botched Breast Augmentation?

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, it’s best that you visit a board-certified plastic surgeon immediately. They will be able to advise you on the treatment you need, and whether or not you require corrective surgery.

Have Questions About a Recent Surgery? Contact Us

If you have recently had a breast augmentation surgery and are experiencing any concerning symptoms, we can help! During an in-depth consultation, our board-certified plastic surgeon can assess your needs and goals to determine how to get you the best and most satisfactory results.

To find out more, call us at (250) 868-9799 or fill out our online contact form.

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