How Do U Prevent Infection After BA and Lift?

is infection more likely when a breast aug and lift is done through the nipple?

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Breast augmentation

Don't use that incision at all because I dislike go through or around the nipple because of the scar and the potential for bacterial contamination from the nipple.

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How Do U Prevent Infection After Aug & Lift?Answr:

Infection after Breast implant surgery is very low, even with a lift...and even with the peri-areolar approach. But the incision can get a little "funky" as it heals, kind of puckery and irregular at first and can even drain more during this period...So infection requiring removal of the implant...very rare...

John J. Corey, MD
Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
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Breast augmentation and lift

Infection can happen with any procedure. Nipple border approach has not been shown to cause more problems than any other approaches.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Infection prevention following breast surgery

There is no 100% way to prevent infection. That being said, the use of perioperative antibiotics, not smoking for weeks before and after surgery, not using a large implant or tightening the skin envelope to tight which may compromise blood supply can all help decrease the risk of infection.

Todd C. Case, MD
Tucson Plastic Surgeon
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