Obese Women Face Higher Complication Risk After Breast Surgery

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Obese Women Face Higher Complication Risk After Breast Surgery
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Wed, 12-07-2011 - 9:28am

Are you overweight? Have you had your surgery yet? Were there any complications?

According to a Health Day News article:

Obese women who undergo elective breast surgery, such as a breast reduction or reconstruction, are nearly 12 times more likely than non-obese women to have complications following their operation, according to a new study.

In light of their findings, Johns Hopkins researchers said that obesity should be taken into account when assessing a patient's surgical risk. READ MORE

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I would be interested to hear anyones reply to this Karla. Thanks for posting. I know over the years I have read about many women who were denied the surgery until they lost weight. It seemed unfair, but it is good to see there is a valid reason.
Nancy :)