5 Signs to Watch For if You Suspect Breast Implant problems

Breast augmentation can provide many benefits. This procedure has shown to increase positive body image, self-esteem, and sexual satisfaction. However, breast implants are not designed to last a lifetime, with most eventually needing replacement. While the risk of breast implant complications is low, some problems can arise. Here are five signs to watch out for:


Saline or textured breast implants can sometimes cause the implant to show visible rippling through the patient’s skin. The risk of rippling is greater the larger the implant. This is especially so if the patient’s natural breast tissue is thin. This problem can be corrected by your plastic surgeon.

Nipple Sensitivity

Nipple sensitivity may decrease temporarily after breast augmentation surgery if a periareolar incision is used. However, this problem is uncommon for the long-term, unless oversized implants are used. It is important to choose the right size breast implant for your chest because implants can stretch the nerves, decreasing nipple sensation.

Rupture/ Deflation

Rupture or deflation may occur with certain breast implants. A rupture with a silicone implant can only be detected through the use of MRI imaging. With saline implants, a leak is immediately noticeable but poses no health risks. Your plastic surgeon can correct this problem by replacing one or both of the breast implants.


Ptosis of the breast or breast sagging over time may occur following breast implant surgery.

Capsular Contracture

Capsular contracture is the most common complication of breast augmentation. The natural reaction of the body to a foreign object, such as a breast implant or pacemaker, is to build scar tissue (or a capsule) around the object. However, in a very small percentage of patients, this capsule or scar tissue may contract or tighten around the breast implant causing it to change in appearance. The first sign of this complication is the hardening of the breast implant. Patients can reduce the likelihood of capsular contracture developing with the Aspen System.

Aspen Rehab Technique

The Aspen System, also known Aspen Rehab Technique, is a US patented treatment method offered at Aspen After Surgery Centers that address problems following breast augmentation, such as capsular contracture. The Aspen Rehab Technique is also utilized for the prevention of capsular contracture as well.

Ten treatments are needed for existing capsular contracture or five treatments for the prevention of the complication. This innovative technique begins with a series of painless soundwaves applied over the breast. Next, licensed Aspen After Surgery experts render specific pocket expansion techniques and implant massages. Lastly, the patient is fitted with a compression garment to help with the adjustment of the hard or high breast implant.

Aspen Rehab Technique should be started immediately after noticing a capsule beginning for best results. In the case of prevention, this method is started two weeks after breast implant surgery.

Aspen Rehabilitation Technique is a patented process available through Aspen After Surgery located in Coral Springs, Florida and offers a 1 week FAST TRACK for qualified patients.Typically the cost of travel and treatment is less then surgery and comes with none of the risks.  If you are considering plastic surgery or have already gone through the process, call us today to speak with one Aspen’s experts.

As surgery has a high re-occurrence rate for these issues happening over and over, The Aspen Treatment can also be provided in a patients surgeons office. Ask your surgeon for the Aspen After Surgery Treatment as an inexpensive option to surgery.