Butt implant infections how to detect

18th Oct 2018

Infection is a potential complication after any type of surgery. Usually, we are confronted with infections of the surgical wound, but there are rare conditions when deep tissue infections can occur.
An infection of the surgical site that manifests within the first few days following the procedure is usually either contracted in the medical facility where the procedure was performed or caused by a lack of hygiene of the surgical wound.
The symptoms of an infection are liquid draining from the surgical wound, redness, inflammation of the incision site, and fever. Deep tissue infections occur when breast or butt implants are used. In this case, the symptoms are wound dehiscence, fever, pain, or local sensitivity.
The infection can occur within the first days after the procedure, but it might take a while to see the symptoms. My personal preference is to prescribe antibiotics after the surgery to prevent the risk of developing an infection that will prolong your recovery period. Also, the surgery is done under antibiotics.
Following the post-operative recommendations for surgical wound, hygiene is an important step to take if you want to avoid infections. Always use antibacterial soap when cleaning the area, and don’t apply any creams or gels on the wound until you check with the surgeon first. Make sure to keep the area clean. Some patients say they will not look or check the incision site by themselves and will just wait for the surgeon to do it. This is not a good idea. You need to assess the recovery and wound healing and contact the surgeon if you notice something not going as discussed.
Infections are treated with antibiotic medication. In the case of deep tissue infections, the implant needs to be removed, and the area cleaned properly.

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