Infections in Plastic Surgery

Skin infection is the most common infection after plastic surgery. Dr. Ricardo Castrellon, Medical Director of the Burn Center at South Miami Hospital, says these infections are related to the normal bacteria that people carry in their skin.

He also explains, in some cases, the infection can occur maybe two weeks later. The preoperative time is the best moment for preventing
infections. Doctors should control things like previous infections and
patients should be in a good condition, have an excellent personal
hygiene before surgery and check any chronic disease such as diabetes.

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