The risks of a procedure are unique to you. We have outlined the risks so that you may consider and discuss them with your anesthetist and surgeon

General risks

The risks associated with breast augmentation surgery are related to your general health and the presence of co-existing medical conditions.

  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • BMI (body mass index)
  • Massive weight loss (>20kg)
  • Immuno-suppression.

Immediate Risks

  • Pain and discomfort
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Delayed wound healing
  • Seroma

Specific Risks

Changes to sensation

  • Nipple
  • Breast


  • Scarring
    • Normal
    • hypertrophic or keloid
  • Asymmetry
  • Palpability
  • Malposition
  • Rotation
  • Rippling

Long Term Risks

Life time of implants

  • Approximately 10-15 years

Revisional surgery

  • Capsular contracture
  • Rupture with or without symptoms
  • Ptosis, sagging

Anaplastic large cell lymphoma



Anaesthetic Risks

You will have a neurolept sedation unless there are other health concerns specific to you that neccessitate a general anesthetic.

Your anaesthetist will outline the process and the risks of anaesthesia prior to your procedure.