Are Bio Identical Hormone Pellets Contraindicated Prior to Cosmetic Surgery?

I have pellets implanted every 3 mo which has changed my life! I will be having a butt lift w fat grafting/inj. and a medial thigh lift in Feb. I was told to stop pellets 4 mo. min prior to SX and 1mo post. I am not looking forward to the hot flashes, night sweats, lack of energy & focus, lack of libido. Is there any valid research to support this? I will follow all instructions provided by my doctor, but I have time to present other's opinions on this in the meantime. Thank you in advance.

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Are Bio Identical Hormone Pellets Contraindicated Prior to Cosmetic Surgery?

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These hormones have the potential to increase the chance of a blood clot. I would stop if possible but sometimes people must remain on these for medical reasons. Your doctor could always consider anticoagulants if you are at risk.


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Are Bioidentical Hormone Pellets Contraindicated Prior to Cosmetic Surgery?

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           Exogenous administration of hormones has been shown to increase the risk of blood clots.   

 

 

 

Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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