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Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jan;135(1):58e-66e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000000824.

Infection in face-lift surgery: an evidence-based approach to infection prevention.

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Dallas, Texas; and Coconut Grove, Fla. From the Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; and private practice.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Complications in face-lift surgery are rare but can present a difficult experience for the patient and surgeon. It is the objective of this review to evaluate the clinical efficacy of routine perioperative safety measures in preventing surgical-site infection in face-lift surgery.

METHODS:

A review of the literature was performed to assess the correlation of preoperative decolonization, prophylactic antibiotic use, perioperative hypothermia, body mass index, and smoking status with the incidence of surgical-site infection in cosmetic surgery, especially pertaining to face-lift surgery.

RESULTS:

Studies supporting safe practice in cosmetic surgery and "clean" procedures are analyzed and discussed.

CONCLUSION:

This article provides the current evidence on perioperative safety measures and recommendations regarding the prevention of infection in cosmetic surgery, especially in face-lift surgery.

PMID:
25539351
DOI:
10.1097/PRS.0000000000000824
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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