The short-term psychological impact of complications after breast reconstruction
Gopie JP et al. – Complications after breast reconstruction (BR) have a significant impact on emotional well–being shortly after surgery. As distress affects quality of life and health outcomes, it is of great importance to offer psychological support to these patients. Distress can be evaluated by monitoring the emotional impact of BR during post–surgery consults, or with the standard use of short psychological questionnaires that patients can complete at home.