When things are done properly, infection is pretty uncommon in a plastic surgery practice. Surgery and infection are unfortunately related however and will co-exist at least occasionally even when everything is done correctly. This is just a fact of life.
People interestingly enough seem to believe that an infection is evidence of malpractice. Infection can be present when malpractice has occurred but by itself is not evidence of anything.
Minor infections can often can be treated and cause no long term problems. More serious infections can Read more »
*This blog post was originally published at Truth in Cosmetic Surgery*