When they do blood tests before Smart Lipo what do they look for?
What's the Blood Test Before Smart Lipo For?
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Preoperative blood tests
Preoperative blood tests are often performed to assess the health of the patient. This can vary from a pregnancy test, a complete blood count, coagulation profile, electrolytes, liver function studies to name a few. Each test can provide different information.
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Blood tests for laser lipolysis
Blood tests are particularly important prior to general anesthesia. If the procedure will be performed under tumescent local anesthesia, blood tests can be very limited or not even necessary. Typically when blood tests are performed, testing is to rule out anemia or blood clotting disorders.
Blood test for SmartLipo
Preoperative blood tests are routine for anyone undergoing surgery. Chances are, your doctor is not testing for something specific with regard to SmartLipo but rather just to make sure you are not anemic and that your electrolytes are normal (for anesthesia purposes). If you have more concerns, just ask your surgeon. Good luck!
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