What to Expect After Breast Reconstruction Surgery?

Expectations After Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Before you get any kind of procedure, you need to get an idea about the consequences that you are going to face after the procedure. The same is the case with breast reconstruction surgery. When you are going for this procedure, you need to do your homework and know the expected circumstances that you can face. In this way, you can prepare yourself well. You should talk to your doctor in this regard. However, we know that many of you might not be a good researcher or you may not have enough time to do your homework. So, we have compiled some important and necessary information about what you can expect from breast reconstruction surgery in this article.

Continue reading to know more!

Possible Risks After Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Risks are always involved in any kind of surgical procedure. The chances are less if you get the procedure by an expert surgeon. Still, it is necessary for you to know these risks.

Some of the possible risks that might occur right after or even during the surgery are as follows:

  • Bleeding
  • Issues with anesthesia
  • Infection
  • Blood clots
  • Issues with wound healing
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Fatigue

Issues and possible risks that might reduce after a few days of the surgery include;

  • Issues in the donor site, for example, loss of muscle strength
  • Alterations in the arm
  • Tissue death of fat, skin, or a tissue flap
  • Uneven breasts
  • Issues with the breast implant may include leakage, scar tissue formation, rupture, movement, etc.
  • The requirement to get another surgery to fix issues

Risks Of Infection

The risk of infection is not only involved in breast reconstruction surgery but is associated with any kind of surgical or non-surgical procedure. Usually, the infection may happen during the initial weeks after the procedure. In case, the infection occurs, the implant will have to be removed and after the treatment of infection, again a new implant will be added. You should discuss this aspect with your doctor to know more.

Other Risks For Smokers

The use of tobacco results in narrowing blood vessels and reducing the supply of oxygen and other nutrients to the tissues. So, if you are a smoker, your healing will be slow. As a result, you may get noticeable scars and spend more time in recovery. This is the reason that you are asked to quit smoking before months or at least a few weeks to get the surgery. Your doctor will provide you some tips and help you in this regard.

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After the surgery, you may face the issue in recovery due to the possible risks. Although, it is not necessary in all cases. If you follow before and after instructions properly, get the help of your doctor and follow his advice, and be careful in your choices, then you will recover fast without any complications.


If you want to know more about breast reconstruction surgery then feel free to contact us in case of any confusion. The expert breast surgeons at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic are always here to serve you. We recommend you get a consultation with your doctor before making any decision. Your mind should be clear about each and every fact so that you can make a better decision for yourself. Also, it will help you to settle your routine accordingly.