I have the sickle cell disease. Should I forget about wanting cosmetic surgery specifically a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Doctor Answers (2)
I wouldn't recommend for a sickle disease patient to have any cosmetic surgery, a crisis might break out because of the body going through stress. I believe that your health should be more important.
Sickle Cell Disease and Cosmetic Surgery
Most surgeons would agree that if you have sickle cell disease (not just the trait), than you are a poor candidate for elective cosmetic surgery. Even if your hemoglobin level is good, the stress of surgery may cause a Sickle Cell Crisis which is painful and can be dangerous. If you only have Sickle Cell Trait, then surgery should be fine.