Breast augmentation side effects and risks

Breast implant procedures are commonly performed and generally safe. However, in order to make an informed decision and give your consent, you need to be aware of the possible side effects and the risk of complications.

Side effects

These are the unwanted, but mostly temporary, effects of a successful treatment, for example, feeling sick as a result of the general anaesthetic.

For a few weeks after surgery, your breasts will feel sore, swollen and hard, and you will feel a burning sensation in your nipples. Using extra pillows when sleeping can help reduce the swelling around your breasts.

You will have scars, they will be pink and noticeable at first, but they should fade gradually.