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

Phillip B. Dauwe, Benson J. Pulikkottil, Jack F. Scheuer, James M. Stuzin, Rod J. Rohrich

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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 surgicalsite 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)58e-66e
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume135
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

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Rhytidoplasty
Plastic Surgery
Infection
Safety
Surgical Wound Infection
Hypothermia
Body Mass Index
Smoking
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Incidence

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  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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Dauwe, P. B., Pulikkottil, B. J., Scheuer, J. F., Stuzin, J. M., & Rohrich, R. J. (2015). Infection in face-lift surgery: An evidence-based approach to infection prevention. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 135(1), 58e-66e. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000000824

Infection in face-lift surgery : An evidence-based approach to infection prevention. / Dauwe, Phillip B.; Pulikkottil, Benson J.; Scheuer, Jack F.; Stuzin, James M.; Rohrich, Rod J.

In: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 135, No. 1, 2015, p. 58e-66e.

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Dauwe, PB, Pulikkottil, BJ, Scheuer, JF, Stuzin, JM & Rohrich, RJ 2015, 'Infection in face-lift surgery: An evidence-based approach to infection prevention', Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, vol. 135, no. 1, pp. 58e-66e. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000000824
Dauwe, Phillip B. ; Pulikkottil, Benson J. ; Scheuer, Jack F. ; Stuzin, James M. ; Rohrich, Rod J. / Infection in face-lift surgery : An evidence-based approach to infection prevention. In: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2015 ; Vol. 135, No. 1. pp. 58e-66e.
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