No, showering will not at all increase your risk of infection. Also, I think psychologically, it will make you feel more human or back to normal post-operatively.
Newton North High School Graduate, Harvard Educated, Beverly Hills & Miami Beach Trained, Double-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Shower after breast reduction
Showering will not increase the risk of infection. If you have drains, exercise good judgment and care while showering and follow any instructions provided by your plastic surgeon.
Breast reduction and shower
Showering is ok in most instances. Some surgeons allow patients to even shower with drains. It is doctor preference.
Showering After Breast Reduction
My personal routine, after a breast reduction, is to allow patients to shower 24 hours after the removal of their drains.