I'm Getting Liposuction and the Doctor Says He Don't Need Blood Work from Me Why is That?
I'm Getting Liposuction and the Doctor Says He Doesn't Need Blood Work from Me Why is That?
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Do you need a preop??
If you are healthy person with no medical problems and no history of anemia, liposuction with the tumescent technique does not remove much blood at, all especially if the tumescent has epinephrine in it, therefore, you are safe unless there is an excessive amount of liposuction, which I can consider in the range of 3 to 4000cc and then you probably should have a check.
Blood Work Pre-Op
What preop testing a surgeon requires is usually based on the patients history, physical exam, and surgery to be performed. If you are young and healthy with no medical problems a urine pregnancy test may be all that is needed for the average liposuction patient.
Blood work pre lipo
It all depends on your age.If you are young and in good health it may not be necessary but if you are older he may want soem lab or an EKG
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If you are healthy and young no tests are equired
Typically the requirement is that all patients over 50 years old undergoing the procedure under general anesthesia should have EKG and CBC and SMA-7 test done prior the surgery. The safety of the patient should be number one priority. All women should have the pregnancy test done. If the patient has some health issues he/she should report it to his surgeon and discuss it with him. if you are healthy, most likely no tests are necessary.
Liposuction and Blood Work
Each surgeon has different protocols before operating. If you are undergoing a procedure with intravenous or general anesthesia, we require blood work to be performed within 30 days of the surgery.
Lab work before liposuction?
Labs before surgery
If you are a healthy individual with no concerning medical history then often times blood work is not needed prior to surgery. If you are uncomfortable proceeding without testing done, you can request it from your surgeon or even have a preoperative physical with your family doctor. I would like to point out though that all female patients of child bearing age will have a pregnancy test done prior to surgery.
If we have a healthy patient with no medical history we don't require any blood work for liposuction. If you are concerned you can get a basic CBC blood test to check if you are anemic
Blood work before surgery
If you are young, healthy, don't smoke, etc, then you may not need blood work before surgery. However, this needs to be decided on a case by case basis by your doctor.
Blood tests before liposuction
If you are young, healthy and have a small to moderate liposuction, you do not need blood or other tests before surgery - for any medical reason.
Blood testing is expensive. Much of it unnecessary.
Testing should be done for a reason.
Women with heavy periods need a hemoglobin test for anemia.
Those over 50 need an EKG.
A history of bleeding means blood tests and usually a hematology consultation.
Some surgeons always order a panel of expensive tests for self-defense in case they are sued. Others, myself included, order only medically indicated testing.
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