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Breast Aesthetics

Breast Aesthetic surgery, also known as cosmetic surgery, covers a number of procedures to improve the appearance of breasts. Reasons for your aesthetic breast surgery may be a result of developmental problems, significant weight loss, pregnancy or breastfeeding, to name a few. 

Dr Taylor provides dedicated, personalised and state-of-the-art care to his patients. Achieving the best results and symmetry in breast enhancement, asymmetry, and revision surgery can be complex.


With over 20 years of experience in surgical oncology, microsurgery and breast reconstruction, Duncan brings a high level of skill and experience, offering you a range of surgical options.

Dr Taylor will work with you to determine the best procedure for your body type and preferences to achieve your desired results.

Risks Associated with Aesthetic Breast 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 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 aesthetic breast procedures

  • Lump developing under your wound caused by blood collecting (haematoma), this may require further surgery

  • Lump developing under your wound caused by fluid collecting (seroma), this may require draining

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

  • Asymmetry between breasts

  • Numbness or continued pain around your armpit or the inner part of your arm

  • Numbness (temporary or permanent) to the breast skin and around the scars

  • Developing a hard lump in the breast (fat necrosis)

  • Change of sensation on the breast skin and around the scars

  • Loss or change of nipple sensation and or reaction to cold or touch

  • Shape or contour irregularities 

  • Reduced ability to breastfeed

  • Nipple inversion (uncommon)

  • Partial or total loss of nipple and areola (rare) 

Consequences of these procedures

  • Discomfort, swelling and bruising (temporary) 

  • Scarring

Specific possible complications of breast implants

  • Capsule contracture, where scar tissue that your body naturally forms thickens and tightens around the implant

  •  Rupture of the implant (the consequence of capsular contracture)

  •  Kinking and rippling (consequence of capsular contracture)

  • Infection of the implant

  • Breast implant-associated illness (BII)

  • Anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL) - A rare cancer developing within the fluid or capsule surrounding the implant

For risks associated with specific procedures, please download the relevant information sheet from our resources page.

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