There are some risks involving a breast reconstruction process,which we will discuss in this text. In the medicine of today there are very fewcomplications that may arise from breast reconstruction but every woman needsto know about them. The first complication possible is problem with anesthesia.This problem is a risk which every surgery bears and if this happens a personwill experience headache, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, itchiness anddizziness. These are the most common symptoms of this problem, but problemswith urinating and infection of the chest are also possible. We have to statethat this risk may be greater for those who smoke and have problems withnervous system and heart. Another possible problem is bleeding. For those whouse blood thinner medications their use will be stopped two weeks before theoperation. Infections may occur as well, and the most common treatment for thisproblem includes antibiotics, while in more serious cases, implant will have tobe removed. The signs of an infection include strong fever and redness on thebreast and fluid or pus exiting the wound, and if some of this happens, you willhave to go to the hospital.
After the surgery, some problems with implants are possible.Capsular contracture is the most common problem, and it happens when thetightening of the scar or capsule is created. Problems like this as well as theproblem of overfilling saline breast implant or damage caused by surgicalinstrument can produce deflation or rupture of the breast implant. If thesilicone breast implant ruptures the problem is evident immediately, like in acase of saline breast implant. Because of this every year a MRI should beperformed in order to check if this problem has occurred. The problemsfollowing the surgery also include very diverse pain and very slow healing. Allof these problems can be avoided if the doctor makes plans before the surgery.
The last consequence we will mention is the flap problem. Afterthe flap breast reconstruction, there is a possibility of clotting and death oftissue. When TRAM flap breast reconstruction is performed fat, skin and muscletissue are removed, while in DEEP flap surgery skin and fat are removed. Thereis a possibility of longer abdomen discomfort and abdominal strength reduction.Gluteal breast cancer reconstruction uses a buttock tissue as implants, and thecomplication possible after this surgery includes insufficient blood supply ofthe moved tissue. Latissimus dorsi flap breast reconstruction uses implants andtissue from the back. The risk involves the common ones and back, arm andshoulder strength decrease. One of the treatments that can be dangerous forthose who had breast reconstruction surgery is mammography. Always say to yourdoctor about the implants if you are having mammography. Try to use the mostcomforting surgery and the most competent surgeon.