What are the possible complications from postmastectomy reconstruction following the surgical treatment of breast cancer?

Updated: Feb 13, 2019
  • Author: Mary Jo Wright, MD; Chief Editor: James Neal Long, MD, FACS  more...
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The following complications may be encountered:

  • Infected or ruptured prosthetic implant

  • Capsular contracture

  • Flap necrosis or loss

  • Fat necrosis

  • Asymmetry

  • Scarring

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