Is surgery with an infection safe?
I am 5 weeks post op tummy tuck I have sarcoma and scar tissue. My plastic surgeon advised me to schedule surgery to remove the scar tissue: I am scheduled to have the operation June 5th. A few days ago I developed fluid leakage (common) but now I have developed a redness on my tummy, pain, and flu like symptoms. I went to see my plastic surgeon today: he prescribed me sulfamethoxazole and cephalexin 500 mg and scheduled me to come in on Monday morning at 6am for surgery! My question is.. Is it safe to have surgery after being on antibiotics for 2 days? My plastic surgeon said I developed a skin infection and I'm worried I have staph or mersa and is it safe to have surgery if I do? I need a second opinion. Thank you!