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What are the risks of breast reconstruction surgery?

Dr. Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgeon

There are several risks of breast reconstruction surgery. The early risks include bleeding, hematoma, infection, necrosis of the breast tissue. Later risks include capsular contractures, ruptured implants, and scarring. The scars may include hypertrophic, keloids, and hyper/hypo-pigmentation, and widespread scars. Surgical risks can also include anesthesia risks, deep venous thrombus, and pulmonary embolus.

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