If there viral load is undetected and t-cell count is normal
Can Patients with HIV Get Tummy Tucks?
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Tummy tuck in HIV positive patients
Yes-if all routine HIV testing parameters are wihin limits and there are no other risk factors in play. Surgery should be done in close coordination with the managing HIV specialist. In my experience the surgery and post operative course have gone smoothly.
Abdominoplasty for HIV positive individuals
As discussed by Dr. Singer, this can be accomplished so long as your counts are adequate and under the care of a physician and surgeon who is familar with the perioperative management. OF course there are concerns about wound healing and infection but, in many instances, these can be minimized by medical management.
HIV Infection and Tummy Tucks
Simply being HIV positive has nothing to do with your ability to have any form of surgery, cosmetic or otherwise. Caregivers who practice universal precautions should have no hesitation in this area either.
The question is whether or not you have had any oppurtunistic infections, and what the status of your latest T-cell and viral counts are. Your internist can assist in clearing you for surgery.
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HIV patients can have tummy tucks
Yes, in fact, I have done several. There is no wound healing issue associated with HIV as long as there are no other major medical problems. People with HIV who are on appropriate meds with low T cell counts have absolutely no contra-indication to cosmetic surgery. Good luck!
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