What should you do to prepare for Brazillian butt lift?

What test do doctors usually want u to get done before a treatment like the BBL how can I help minimize any risk during the procedure. Some of my main concerns are blood clots and not waking up from general anesthetic.

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BBL Pre Operative

Thank you for your question. With most cosmetic surgery, it is recommended that you stop smoking six weeks before surgery. It is particularly important to increase the chances of survival of the fat grafts. Certain medications that increase the risk of bleeding such as Aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, and some vitamins/homeopathic regimens should be discontinued prior to the surgery. Best of luck! 
Dhaval M. Patel 
Double board certified
Plastic surgeon
Hoffman Estates 

Hoffman Estates Plastic Surgeon
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Preparation for BBL

A good history and physical examination by your physician will determine whether or not you are a good candidate for surgery.If your surgeon feels like there needs to be more preoperative evaluation, he/she will make the suggestion to get medical clearance if there is anything else that needs to be done prior to surgery.The tests you would need before is really dependent on your health and what the doctor feels comfortable with prior to operating on you.Blood clots and not waking up from anesthesia are valid concerns, but are usually low risk in healthy patients.It is best to follow-up with your Plastic Surgeon for more specific questions.

Eugene Kim, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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What tests are needed before BBL?

Your Dr. should provide you with answers to all your pre-operative questions. This should include what type of medications to avoid before surgery as well as what medications will be prescribed for after the surgery. All patients should be evaluated in reference to their risk profile for venous thromboembolism with this type of surgery. With this info you should be given a perioperative and postoperative "game plan" to minimize the blood clot risks. Preoperative bloodwork may or may not be necessary, this depends upon pre-existing medical conditions. Best of luck.


You need to review preop and post-op care with your surgeon because each doctor may have a different protocol.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Pre-surgery protocols are often surgeon specific.

most surgeons have preoperative instructions of things to do/not do leading up to surgery.  some of these may also depend upon a patient's specific medical history/medications they may take/etc.  you should discuss this with your surgeon to review the specifics of your particular case.

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