How likely is infection after breast reduction?
Posted by Dr Jamie Burt
on 24 July 2015
Fortunately significant infection is very rare after breast reduction.
If you were to have a breast reduction procedure you would given intravenous antibiotics during the procedure. It is very rare to see a significant infection after the procedure . As a guide I have never had to readmit a patient to hospital for infection problems after a breast reduction. Nothing is impossible but it would certainly be a rare occurrence. Fortunately significant infection is very rare after breast reduction.
Author: Dr Jamie Burt
About: Dr Jamie Burt was born and educated in Melbourne, attending the University of Melbourne and graduating with MBBS in 1998. He is a member of the Senior Medical Staff at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, and was Head of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute until 2004. Known for his respectful, informative, and caring approach, Jamie has been caring for women with breast reduction concerns for over 15 years. During this time, one moment stands out as defining what he aims to achieve with The Breast Reduction Clinic.