Tummy tuck and MRSA infection
I would recommend an infectious disease consult prior to your surgery.
They could recommend the appropriate antibiotic prophylaxis. (Donald Nunn, MD, Atlanta Plastic Surgeon)
The past history should not preclude you from having a tummy tuck. However, your plastic surgeon may want to perform a nasal swap to see if you are colonized.
If the answer is yes some preoperative treatment might be suggested. There are other antibiotics that can be used at the time of surgery. (David L. Abramson, MD, New York Plastic Surgeon)
History of Prior MRSA Infection Not a Contraindication to TummyTuck
There is no reason (barring ongoing, active infection) that your prior infection should keep you from having an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), but be sure your family doctor and infectious disease doctor are kept in the loop. (Armando Soto, MD, FACS, Orlando Plastic Surgeon)
MRSA infection in the past.
A previous MRSA infection does not mean you can never have surgery in the future . An Infectious Disease Doctor can screen you for this problem and make antibiotic recommendations (Walter D. Gracia, MD, Fort Worth Plastic Surgeon)
MRSA Prior to Plastic Surgery and Antibiotic Allergies, What Antibiotic Options Are there if I Have a TT?
You are still a candidate for TT but a full written infectious disease clearance is needed before the operation. Also I would require the ID doc to be available for your postop care. (Darryl J. Blinski, MD, Miami Plastic Surgeon)
I would certainly want to know if the MRSA had colonized and would require medical clearance from your internist. Antibiotic coverage would be important with preop prophylaxis. (Robert L. Kraft, MD, New York Plastic Surgeon)