Like any surgical procedure, infection is a rare risk associated with any type of plastic surgery. However, patients from Orange County who work with an expert surgeon like Dr. Kevin Sadati will find that the risk of infection is very minimal. On average, about one percent of cosmetic surgery patients will suffer from an infection after their surgical procedure. As one of top surgeons in Newport Beach, Dr. Sadati uses care and precision to protect his patients from infection as well as provide them with natural-looking results.
Decreasing the Risk of Infection
Dr. Sadati uses a combination of antibiotics and antiseptic treatments at the incision site to help protect patients from the risk of infection. At the same time, he uses only clean, sterile equipment that has been properly taken care of prior to the surgical procedure. When working with Dr. Sadati, patients know they are working with an expert surgeon who only performs surgeries out of the best operating rooms that have the most advanced medical equipment available. While bacteria can still get into the incision site, most patients’ bodies are able to fight off this bacteria and protect the area from infection.
Symptoms of Infection
While infections are rare in cosmetic surgery patients, it’s important that all patients who are undergoing cosmetic procedures know the signs and symptoms of a post-operative infection. Patients should contact Dr. Sadati immediately if they noticed the following symptoms: increased pain at the site of the incision, redness or warmth near the incision, foul odor or discharge coming from the site of the incision or a fever higher than 101.5 degrees.
Treatments for Post-Surgical Infections
Patients who do contract an infection after their operation is complete should not worry as Dr. Sadati will be able to, quickly, take care of the infection without compromising the results of the surgery. Typically, the incision would be opened once again and drained. Dr. Sadati works to ensure that minimal scarring occurs after this procedure. After the incision is closed up again, patients are typically prescribed oral antibiotics to fight off the infection. This treatment typically resolves most infections that do occur after plastic surgery operations, however, if a patient is experiencing a more serious infection additional surgery may be required to fight it off completely.
Whether a patient has undergone a facelift procedure or several cosmetic surgery procedures at once, there is a risk of infection associated with the procedure. Any type of patient can come down with an infection, but when working with an expert surgeon the risk is greatly minimized. Dr. Sadati treats every patient as an individual and creates a customized plan of action for all stages of the surgical process. This means every patient receives personal pre-operative and post-operative care instructions, as well as a custom surgical plan to address their individual needs. For more information and to find out if you are a good candidate for cosmetic surgery, set up a free cosmetic consultation with Dr. Sadati today.