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Recommendations for the Use of Antibiotics in Primary and Secondary Esthetic Breast Surgery

Prantl, Lukas ; Momeni, Arash ; Brebant, Vanessa ; Kuehlmann, Britta ; Heine, Norbert ; Biermann, Niklas ; Brix, Eva
Date of publication of this fulltext: 09 Apr 2020 16:21


The use of systemic prophylactic antibiotics to reduce surgical-site infection in esthetic breast surgery remains controversial, although the majority of surgeons prefer to utilize antibiotics to prevent infection. Nonetheless, postoperative acute and subclinical infection and capsular fibrosis are among the most common complications following implant-based breast reconstruction. After esthetic ...


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