Recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and considering breast augmentation
If you had a sudden onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis then I would get medical clearance from your Rheumatologist prior to considering any elective surgery. No link has ever been established between autoimmune disorders and breast implants but until you are stable I would not consider surgery.
Have a question?
Ask a doctor
Thank you for the question.
Although I wouldn't suggest for you to do it, you might want to talk to Rheumatologist to see if he gives you clearance.
Breast Enhancement Surgery
Great question, either your disease will stay the same, get better or get worse, the companies actually suggest you dont do it but if you really wanted it and your rheumatologist said it was ok I would do it
Breast Augmentation with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Breast augmentation in patients with a history of autoimmune disease is a relative contraindication. There is a small possibility that breast implants could exacerbate your RA. Consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
What RA medication are you on? Without a thorough medical history, it's difficult to answer your question. You should focus on getting your RA under control. Once it is stable, get an in-person consultation to determine your surgical risk.
Breast augmentation in patient with RA
Rheumatoid arthritis can be exacerbated by breast augment surgery, even if you are in remission prior to surgery. Regardless of whether you plan to have cosmetic surgery, starting a treatment plan is certainly wise. Depending on your level of stability, your rheumatologist will then be able to determine whether he or she would medically clear you for elective surgery. Best wishes!