One of the risks of breast augmentation is capsular contracture. This is when the scar tissue distorts the shape of the breast implant. If this happens it may mean removal or replacement of the implants.

Each type of implant has pros and cons which we will discuss during the first consultation. There is a risk of rupture or leakage resulting in more surgery to remove or replace implants.

Another risk associated with breast augmentation surgery is a change to nipple and breast sensation.

Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is a rare cancer associated with a breast implant. Only a handful of cases have ever happened in South Africa. Late-onset seroma (fluid around the implant) can be a sign of this. Early detection and removal of the implant have resulted in the cure for most cases. The implants I use are associated with the lowest risk of this condition. We will discuss this in detail during our consultation.

With any surgery there is a (low) risk of post-operative infection, bleeding, and swelling.