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