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Body Contouring

Dr Taylor is a highly experienced and internationally well-respected plastic surgeon providing services in Perth and Bunbury. He specialises in a wide range of body contouring procedures, giving you the ability to combine treatments and create an individualised surgical plan that suits you and your body, helping you achieve your desired appearance. Body contouring procedures can improve your quality of life significantly through improved comfort, mobility and self-confidence.

Risks Associated with Body Contouring Surgery

The risks outlined below are general in nature and may vary depending on individual circumstances and specific surgical procedures. Please use this information as a general guideline for risks involved in surgical procedures. 


During your consultation, Dr Duncan Taylor will discuss the specific risks and potential complications relevant to your unique surgical procedure.

General possible complications of any procedure

  • Bleeding

  • Infection at the surgical site

  • Allergic reaction to equipment, materials or medication

  • Blood clot in your leg or lungs

  • Chest infection

  • Poor scarring - hypertrophic or keloid 

  • Acute kidney injury

General possible complications of body contouring procedures

  • Loose skin (donor site) 

  • Contour irregularity of subcutaneous fatty tissue 

  • Numbness or reduced sensation to the skin 

  • Fat necrosis is when there is not enough blood being supplied to an area of fat, and the fat becomes hard 

  • Skin necrosis, where some of the skin at the edge of your wound dies, leaving a black area 

  • Changes to skin colour 

  • Contour irregularities may occur at the donor site (usually thighs) or the recipient site (breasts). - liposuction

  • Asymmetry 

  • Continued pain around the scars 

  • Restrictive movement to the tightened skin 

  • Wound healing problems - wound has delayed healing and may open up (dehiscence) 

  • Skin necrosis, where some of the skin at the edge of your wound dies and leaves a black area 

  • Bleeding (haematoma), may require further surgery to drain (rare) 

  • Pockets of fluid under the skin (seroma), may require further surgery to drain (rare)

Consequences of these procedures

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