What are the risks of breast lift surgery (breast uplift surgery)?

Breast uplift surgery is a safe procedure but like all forms of surgery does have a small amount of risk. A common side effect is feeling sick after a general anaesthetic and soreness and bruising.

This surgery is performed on a regular basis and by highly qualified surgeons. Complications are rare but they can happen and it is as well to be aware of them.

Complications include the following:

  • Infection
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Severe pain
  • Bad reaction to anaesthesia
  • Undersensitive or oversensitive nipples
  • Internal bruising or haematoma
  • Protracted healing
  • Slight risk of deep vein thrombosis
  • May need a second or third procedure
  • Keloids – thickened, angry red scars
Complications differ from side-effects. Side effects are temporary and relatively mild effects of a procedure. These include nausea following anaesthesia, scarring, burning sensation in the nipples and soreness and bruising.

Complications are defined as those which can occur during or just after surgery. These include the development of a blood clot and a loss of nipple and skin sensation. There is also the chance that you may not be able to breastfeed because most of the milk ducts which lead to the nipple are removed.

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