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Plastic Surgery Not Possible for Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis?
1 Doctor Answer | Asked by Ella-Bella in B32 1QR
No, you can have plastic surgery
Anti-inflammatory drugs are not a contraindication to elective plastic surgery but do increase some of the wound healing risks. The specifics will be discussed by the surgeon and is dependent upon the medications, how long they have been taken, the nature of the operation, and other potential health issues. Occasionally, I have operated on patients with collagen vascular disease (eg. RA) and they have done well. vz