Risk of complications
As with any surgery, a number of complications can occur. But the likelihood of these complications is reduced in the hands of a qualified plastic surgeon and in the presence of a competent anaesthetist. The patient’s compliance to instructions given by the surgeon is also essential and include:
- stopping smoking 1 month before and after the procedure (reduction of all risks);
- not taking aspirin for 10 days before and after the procedure (reduced risk of hematoma).
After a breast reduction operation the following are among, and are not limited to, the rare complications that could occur, risk of hematoma, infection, scarring and thrombo-embolic complications (phlebitis). In the event of a complication, appropriate measures will be taken.