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What are the possible complications from a breast reduction?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
The most common complications from a breast reduction surgery are bleeding and infection. Bleeding or hematoma is the most common complication after any major surgery. This is followed by infection (either a skin cellulitis or an abscess). Other problems can include skin atrophy, fat atrophy, nipple-areolar loss (devascularization), deep venous throbosis, pulmonary embolus, and death. 

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