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Question by  needanycarp (15)

What are the risks of a blood clot when you get a breast reduction?


Answer by  AnnWalkerKennedy (175)

As with any major surgery, breast reduction surgery contains some risks. Blood clots are extremely rare, but can occur any time up to three weeks post-surgery, especially in the lungs.

posted by Anonymous
My wife had breast reduction surgery and died 4 days later from a blood clot that went from her leg to the lung. The doctor did not prescribe any leg compression devices, blood thinners or anything else that might have prevented blood clots. Be careful !!  add a comment

Answer by  mango (82)

A breast reduction is a surgery so there is a risk of blood clot. The highest risk of blood clot comes from surgery involving big bones like orthopedic surgery. Blood clots also happen from major surgery involving immobilization. Breast reduction does not involve both of those, and thus your risk is pretty low.


Answer by  prissymissy (1895)

The risks for a blood clot are not heightened for a breast reduction surgery. There is an inherent risk for blood clot with any surgery. Your surgeon will be able to answer any questions about complications.


Answer by  saturno (325)

Its depends of the type of surgery but according the studies the probability is very low because regularly in this type of surgery the surgeon not cut some kid of arteries

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