Around 80% of women who opt for reconstruction after losing a breast to mastectomy elect to reconstruct with implants rather than the superior natural tissue reconstruction, according to Dr. Constance Chen, a board-certified plastic surgeon and breast specialist in New York City.1
“Many women who have had unfortunate experiences with implants prefer not to try again, even with a different type of implant or modified surgical procedure,” Chen wrote on her blog.2“They turn to natural tissue breast reconstruction, also known as autologous reconstruction, which is the “gold standard’ of breast reconstruction.”
With implant-based reconstruction, Chen noted 5 common complications women eventually deal with after surgery. All implants are foreign to the human body, with each posing their own risk to women depending on the patient’s individual requirements.
The first of these…