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What are the risks of breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that carries potential risks. These can include: allergic reactions to anesthetic during the operation that can, in rare cases, be fatal; infection of the wound site; deep vein thrombosis; changes to breast and nipple sensation, such as temporary or permanent numbness, and; implant rupture or leakage.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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