Having a breast reduction is a major decision. Cosmetic surgery can sometimes go wrong and the results may not be what you expected. The following points cover the specific risks associated with this procedure. Click on each point for more information on that specific risk.
This usually happens in the early few hours to few days. This may require a visit back to theater.
This usually happens in the first few days. This may need a course of antibiotics.
This may need frequent dressings and would leave a stretched scar. The scar could be revised at a later stage.
This should improve on its own in few months time. However, it could be permanent.
This means that the breast drops down by gravity/weight. That is normal within limits. However, if it is excessive, this could need further surgery.
This means that a localised part of breast tissue losses its blood supply and changes into liquid (Oil). This express itself by being a tender point in the breast. Overlying skin might be red and hot. It is a self-limiting process or might need aspiration by a syringe.
Red, lumpy or red scarring may be present. Everyone is different and there cannot be any guarantee about the quality of the scar. The surgeon holds no control what so ever on the individual body healing.
This is bulging folds of skin at the end of the scar. This may require revision surgery to improve the appearance.
These may spontaneously surface to skin and needs removal.
Complete symmetry is very rare. I will do every effort to provide best results however; a degree of asymmetry is inevitable.