I Am 47 Year Old Diabetic Considering a Breast Augmentation. Can This Be Done?
- Asked by Noelle64 in Mooresville, NC
- 1 year ago
My BS are pretty well controlled. I am 5'7" and weigh 155lbs
Breast augmentation candidate with diabetes
Yes, patients with diabetes are able to have breast augmentation. See your regular doctor or cardiologist to make sure that you are medically fit to have anesthesia and see two or more board-certified plastic surgeons in your area for a full evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate for breast implants. I hope this helps
Breast augmentation is safe for diabetics.
Breast augmentation is safe for diabetics. I take extra precautions with all of my diabetic patients including:
- ensuring good blood sugar control before, during, and after the operation
- showering at home with a strong antibacterial soap before coming for surgery
- more careful follow-up to ensure good wound healing
i do procedures on diabetics frequently and as long as you are well controlled and have medical clearance things should go fine. the complication rate is higher but most people accept that.
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Safe to have breast augmentation with diabetes if well controlled
It is safe for you to have a breast augmentation with diabetes which is well controlled. You can minimize your fears by discussing your plans with your primary care doctor to get his/her blessing. Good luck
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Cosmetic surgery in diabetics
The complication rates for diabetics are no different from non-diabetics as long as the blood sugar levels remain normal before, during and after surgery. The main issue is adjusting your insulin does before surgery as you will be without food for some hours before surgery. That should be done in cooperation with direct input from your internist. The situation is actually more complicated if you are not taking insulin. Some of the oral diabetic medications stay active in your body for a few days after you stop taking them which can lead to dangerously low blood sugar levels when you do not eat in the hours before surgery. Also diabetics that do not take insulin can get into a situation where there body produces even less or no insulin after surgery so they have to be watched more carefully after surgery. Very brittle diabetics should have their surgery in a hospital with an overnight stay and a check of their blood sugar levels the day after surgery.
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Diabetes and augmentation
Diabetes certainly doesn't limit you from having plastic surgery, as long as it is controlled and your primary care physician clears you for the procedure.
Diabetes and breast augmentation
In most cases patients with well-controlled diabetes may undergo cosmetic procedures, including breast augmentation, without significant difficulty. I generally have my patients check with their primary care provider before proceeding with surgery. Glucose monitoring preoperatively is used to aid in the management of diabetic patients. Good luck.
You can have implants,butthe risk of infection higher
You should do fine. The main thing is well controlled BS and good surgical techniques. The risk of complications is higher in diabetic patients.
Breast augmentation is safe, even with diabetes
The key to cosmetic surgery with any medical condition is good control and medical management, and medical clearance to coordinate care with your primary care physician. Yes, breast augmentation is safe, even if you have diabetes.
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Diabetes and cosmetic surgery
The short answer is yes, but you will need to have well controlled blood sugars and make sure that the medical doctor monitoring your diabetes is involved. After surgery you can have some fluctuations in your insulin levels so you may need closer monitoring than you usually do. A normal hgb A1c is the first requirement so I would encourage you to have this checked before seeing a plastic surgeon. Best of luck, Dr Kerr
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