I know the genioplasty includes numbness on the face etc, but I was wondering if I'm still a candidate for a Sliding genioplasty when I'm a type 1 diabetic? Doctors say that diabetics have a weaker immune system, yet I seem to never to catch a cold nor getting the typical seasonal flu. I'm worried that surgeons will refuse to operate when they learn that I'm a type 1 diabetic. Is this the case? Would you perform a sliding genioplasty on a type 1 diabetic patient? Thanks!
Sliding Genioplasty and Type 1 Diabetes?
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Diabates and Surgery
If your diabetes is well controlled it is unlikely it would be an issue. Given that you are electing for bony work over a foreign body you are less likely to have an immunosuppresive related infection