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