I had a tummy tuck and my drains were on my pubic area. I now have an infected area and is also red and swollen. I ran a fever for a week. Im on antibiotics will this kill the infection or will surgery be required??
How Can I Tell if I Have a Staph Infection After a Tummy Tuck?
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See your ps
signs of infection include: 1. pain, 2. redness, 3. possible pus drainage, 4. cultures that are positive for the organism, 5. fever/chills. Best thing to do is be examined and followed up by your surgeon.
Infection after Tummy tuck
Thank you for your question.
I am happy that you have followed up with your plastic surgeon (since you are on antibiotics) but if you are not getting better after being on the antibiotics for a few days, I would recommend returning the the plastic surgeon's office for re-evaluation.
Staph infection after tummy tuck?
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Infection after tummy tuck
Given that you are on antibiotics, you have been in touch with your PS. However if your infection is not improving after a few days on antibiotics you she return to your PS and have the area examined. Sometimes an abscess forms and needs to be surgically drained to allow the infection to resolve.