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Every surgery has potential risks and complications; some are more serious than others. Some reconstructions risks can affect recovery. Others can affect the type of scarring and appearance of the breast reconstruction. Some possible risks include:
It is important to discuss possible surgical risks with your physician. Understand the seriousness and likelihood of these risks prior to surgery. If you experience complications or you are unhappy with your surgical outcome, it is important to have a conversation with your surgeon and have them address all your concerns. Don't hesitate to get a second opinion on the best way to resolve serious complications or unsatisfactory cosmetic results.