Extrusion of the Breast Implant

Extrusion of the breast implant means that it is literally coming out of the body. There is a skin breakdown with the pressing out of the implant through the surgical wound OR skin. This is an extremely rare complication. There are some things that may put you at more risk of extrusion, which include:

  • Lack of blood supply to wound/incision. Smoking can increase the risk, particularly in cases where breast augmentation is performed in conjunction with breast lift.
  • Compromised wound healing due to infection
  • Diabetes
  • Injections in the incision.

Extrusion sometimes goes hand in hand with necrosis, another very rare complication.