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What Happens if You Get Sick (a Cold,fever, or Sore Throat) the Night Before Your Surgery?

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Illness before surgery

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Thank you for your question.  While you did not mention what type of surgery you are having, I am assuming it is an elective cosmetic procedure.  You should notify your plastic surgeon immediately so that the surgery can be cancelled and rescheduled for a later time.  Cosmetic surgery is still surgery, and the goal is to eliminate any possible risk of complication.


Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Sick before

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This is elective surgery.  You should reschedule when you are well.  Donald R. Nunn MD  Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.

Donald Nunn, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Elective Surgery

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If you become sick prior to elective surgery it is advisable to reschedule the surgery .You should be in optimal condition prior to the surgery.

Jay M. Pensler, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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All cosmetic surgery is completely elective and you should not do anything that could increase your risk of medical complication that is preventable. Most surgeons and anesthesiologists would have you postpone your surgery.

Michael L. Schwartz, MD
West Palm Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Sick night before surgery

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Much of it will depend on the nature and severity of the illness. Ultimately, it will be up to the anesthesiologist and surgeon taking care of you to weigh the pros/cons and decide whether to proceed with surgery as scheduled.

Sachin S. Pawar, MD
Milwaukee Facial Plastic Surgeon
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What Happens if You Get Sick (a Cold,fever, or Sore Throat) the Night Before Your Surgery?

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     I would communicate this to your surgeon and let your surgeon decide the appropriate course of action.

 

 

Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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