Risks and Complications
Your plastic surgeon will make an in depth explanation about the risks associated with the surgery. You will need to determine if the benefits will fulfill your goals and if the risks and potential complications are acceptable.
You will need to sign a consent form prior to surgery to make sure that you completely understand the surgical procedure and any associated risk or complication.
The potential risks associated with breast reconstruction include, but are not limited to:
- Poor wound healing
- Anesthesia risks
- Partial or complete loss of the flap
- Loss of sensation at both the donor and reconstruction site
- Risk of capsular contracture (for implants)
- Implant rupture