I am having a tummy tuck on 04/27 & I am terrified of general anesthesia and blood clots. I had a close family member die from this procedure and I am seriously having second thoughts as to whether I should put my body through this...any insights?
General Anesthesia & Blood Clots? What Are My Chances?
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Abdominoplasty and blood clots
General Anesthesia and Blood Clots
Abdominoplasty carries with it a small but significant risk of 'blood clots', known as deep venous thrombosis - which can also lead to pulmonary embolism. Risk factors can be analyzed and preventative therapy can be instituted preoperatively. If you have a family history of DVT you can be tested for a familial disorder linked to DVT. Assess your risk profile and make an educated choice. Best of Luck Dr Harrell