A clear fluid (seroma) is often found in the breast after a mastectomy. If this bothers you, it can be drained in the surgeon’s office. If needed, it can be treated with compression, or you may get an injection that helps to harden the space in the breast to help keep fluid from collecting there.
You will likely have a scar at the mastectomy site and may also have a pulling feeling near or under your arm after surgery.
Depression and feelings of loss of sexual identity may occur after a mastectomy.
It is rare that breast reconstruction surgery causes complications, but problems may happen as you are healing which may interfere with radiation or chemotherapy treatment.
There may be other risks depending on your specific medical condition. Be sure to discuss any concerns with your physician before the surgery.