Urinal infection before surgery (bbl)?
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UTI before BBL
UTI before BBL, great question!
For the best outcome in the least amount of complications you want to have no signs of infection in your body before surgery. Especially, when you're going to have tissue or a synthetic material transplanted from one location of your body to the other. Infected cells and their inflammatory effects can cause your immune system to react to other not infected areas with additional inflammation. Excess inflammation can cause your body to heal at slower rate and have a less than desired result for your BBL.
You have enough time to see your primary care or another physician to receive anabiotic therapy in order to remove the inflammation and infection from your urinary tract system. Large amounts of cranberry juice will also alter the pH of your urine and assist in clearing the infection. After you initiate therapy, it will take three or four days for a normal lab urinalysis to be reported.
I wish you well through your operation and recovery process,
James McAdoo DO FACOS
- AOA dual board certified general and plastic reconstructive surgeon
- Microsurgery fellowship trained
- 20 years experience
- 30,000 operative cases
- 10,000 BBLs
Thank you for your question. There should be no signs of any infection prior to cosmetic surgery . If you have a urinary tract infection you should contact you primary physician immediately to get treatment . Also let your plastic surgeon know that you had an infection and are getting treatment . An active infection can lead to complications during cosmetic surgery.
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