Can I Use Prednisone After Tummy Tuck Scar Revision Surgery?

I have a sinus infection and have a surgery scheduled for scar revision of tummy tuck and minor lipo. I was prescribed augmentin and my scheduled surgery day I will have been on augmentin for 7 days and will continue after surgery for 3 more days. My GP also prescribed me Methylprednisolone 1 unit use pack tablets 24mg, 20mg, 16mg, 12mg, 8mg, 4mg for 6days. I have not started them since my surgery is Thursday but still have sinus pressure. Can I start these after surgery if the pressure continues?

Doctor Answers (1)

Prednisone After Tummy Tuck Scar Revision Surgery?

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We always balance risks and benefits. The prednisone can interfere with normal healing, but this sounds like quite a minor procedure. Check with your surgeon and your primary physician so that you can all decide whether it would be best to delay your surgery. 

Thanks and best wishes. 


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