Are antibiotics necessary after surgery? What about before surgery? How long should they be used? Which antibiotic is the right for my surgery? Concern about antibiotic use and the rise of resistant bacteria is certainly very valid. That said, antibiotics are required in some cases. In fact, I recently helped out on a neurosurgery patient taking Fetroja, a brand new antibiotic (that I had never heard of) being used because of a highly resistant bacteria. The true story about the development of antibiotic resistance, however, goes beyond the field of medicine…

I virtually sat down with fellow facial plastic surgeon and all-around great guy, Dr. Cameron McIntosh of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, for an episode on his Podcast entitled “The Rhinoplasty Podcast.” We discussed the pros and cons of antibiotic use in rhinoplasty surgery and the history of antibiotic use in Big Agriculture.

It was great fun and I think we had a lively debate. Check it out here on YouTube or listen where ever you get your podcasts!

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