Implant-only Reconstruction

In implant-only reconstruction (one-stage reconstruction), an implant is placed in the breast pocket without prior expansion, meaning a second operation is not usually needed.

Shorter operation
Shorter hospital stay
Quicker recovery
No donor-site complications (such as muscle weakness, pain, bleeding or infection)
Fewer scars
May be less painful versus autologous reconstruction
Avoids a second operative site
Possibility of multiple operations
Foreign implant in patient's body could lead to complications
Risk of scar tissue formation and capsular contracture (particularly in radiated breasts)
Possible differences in size and shape of both breasts
Bleeding, pain, wound infection and bruising may occur after operation
Risk of damage or rupture of the implant
Risk of infection and implant loss

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Important Information: Every patient is different and their reconstruction option and their results may vary. Whether or not to have breast reconstruction is a decision you need to make in consultation with your physician. Only you and your physician can determine the best option for you. Please ask your doctor to explain the benefits and risks of various reconstructions option and whether they are right for you.

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