Risks and Complications

Any surgical procedure can carry risks and untoward results. Dr Randle and his team provides the utmost care in preventing complications however one must be aware that the practice of surgery is not an exact science, and risks are associated with all procedures. Although not an exhaustive list, some of the possible complications are listed by regional surgeries.

Facial Surgery: bleeding, infection, hematoma, numbness, asymmetry, skin loss, nerve injury and scarring.

Breast Surgery: bleeding, infection, hematoma, implant related complications, scarring, asymmetry, nipple sensitivity alternations, wound break down and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL).

Body Surgery: bleeding, infection, hematoma, seroma, uneven contours, wound breakdown, scarring, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism.

Adverse effects specific to a particular procedure are discussed at consultation and pre-operatively.

Educational pamphlets are given at consultation and are endorsed by the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons.