Breast Implant Reconstruction Rejection

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Breast implants surgery


Risks

Risks for any surgery are:

  • Blood clots in the legs that may travel to the lungs
  • Blood loss
  • Breathing problems
  • Heart attack or stroke during surgery
  • Infection, including in the surgical wound, lungs (pneumonia), bladder, or kidney
  • Reactions to medicines

The risks for breast reconstruction with implants are:

  • The implant in 1 out of every 10 women will break or leak in the first 10 years. If this happens, you will need more surgery.
  • A scar may form around the...
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