A report out of Boston reveals several cases of infections with Mycobacteria in patients returning from the Dominican Republic after receiving plastic surgery there. These are infections that are extremely difficult to treat even with aggressive. antibiotics (often taking 6 weeks to 3 months to eradicate). Please make sure your choice of where to have plastic surgery is a safe one. We at Pena Plastic Surgery strive to maintain the safest and most technologically advanced operating facility anywhere!