Calcification after breast augmentation
It is a given fact that breast augmentation has its own set of side effects, risks and complications. Though the most common known complications are seroma and capsular contraction, patients must never take for granted the condition called calcification of the breast tissue.
Though it rarely occurs, it is extremely important to be aware of this condition as it is a serious case. If it remains untreated, this can lead to more serious health complications or even death.
What Causes Calcification in the Breast Tissue?
Calcification commonly occurs in the mammary tissue. This condition comes in two forms, the micro calcification and macro calcification. When there are different sizes and shapes of calcium deposit backlogs in the breast tissue, this is called micro calcification. When the calcium deposits look like large spots in the tissue, then this is the macro calcification. These cases occur when calcium phosphate harden. Once the collagen starts to settle in the tissue, calcium deposits will be accumulated. Also, the injury caused by the procedure as well as the swelling of the breasts can also trigger the condition. Those with larger implants are exposed to a higher risk of developing this condition as well as women on their menopausal stage.