Topic: Aesthetic Surgery of the Breast
The association between body mass index (BMI) and surgical complications has been of great interest in recent years given the rise of obesity worldwide. Current evidence shows that there is a strong correlation between obesity and the rate of complications following breast reconstruction, such as wound dehiscence, superficial wound infection, and graft or flap loss. Although malnutrition has been identified as a risk factor for poor wound healing and the effects of reconstruction, no articles have examined the impact of low BMI on the outcomes of breast reconstruction.
Published on: 15 Jan 2016