The occurrence of complications using expander-implants can exceed 40% in published studies. However, despite a significant rate, the complications themselves are usually minor and do not prevent completion of a satisfactory reconstruction. In experienced hands, good to excellent aesthetic outcomes can be obtained in more than 80% of patients.
|Additional Operation (Reoperation)||40%|
|Loss of Nipple Sensation||35%|
|Capsular Contracture III/IV or grade unknown||30%|
|Delayed Wound Healing||6%|