Ann Plast Reconstr Surg | Volume 7, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Unexpected Complication of a Hybrid Breast Augmentation: A Case Report

Al-Sousi ASN1*, Kapadia A2 and Mohsin T1

1Department of Academic Affairs and Clinical Training, Saudi German Hospital, UAE
2Plastic Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Saudi German Hospital, UAE

*Correspondance to: Abdel Salam N Al-Sousi 

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Breast Augmentation (BA), though one of the most performed cosmetic surgeries in the world, is associated with a few complications both common and uncommon.
The skill and expertise of the operating surgeon are still the foremost parameter regarding the safety and success of the surgery. However, there is a potential of some uncommon safety concerns and complications to emerge.
Here we present a case of hybrid breast augmentation in a woman, who experienced an unexpected complication of iatrogenic puncture of silicone implant with fat, during her hybrid fat grafting procedure. The case was salvaged with removal of implant and washout. The correction of asymmetry was later performed. This is to highlight to the operating surgeon to be aware of the potential complication and we recommend a 10-point safety protocol.


Breast augmentation; Hybrid breast augmentation; Silicone implants; Breast fat grafting; Iatrogenic complication


Al-Sousi ASN, Kapadia A, Mohsin T. Unexpected Complication of a Hybrid Breast Augmentation: A Case Report. Ann Plast Reconstr Surg. 2023; 7(1): 1103..

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