Took Aspirin Week Before Tummy Tuck. Do I Need to Cancel Surgery?
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Took Aspirin prior to Tummy Tuck - now what
A frank discussion of the risks involved with your surgeon is the best option at this point.
Aspirin before a Tummy Tuck
Usually aspirin and similar medications need to be stopped two weeks before surgery. Aspirin is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, which affects platelet function. Despite platelet count being correct they do not function correctly. The process of regeneration usually takes two weeks for the bone marrow to generate new platelets to replace the affected platelets. So if a patient takes aspirin a week before an abdominoplasty the surgery needs to be postponed at least one week.
Aspirin prior to surgery
It generally takes 2 weeks for the effects of aspirin to clear. That said, we are often placing patients on blood thi nners post op to prevent blood clots. It could affect the bleeding intraop though. You will need to discuss this with your surgeon to see his comfort level. Donald R Nunn Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.
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Decision to be taken with your surgeon
If you are otherwise healthy and did not take other medications, the cessation of aspirin one week prior to surgery is likely sufficient. However, this is a decision you should take together with your surgeon.
Ask your doctor
You should definitely ask your doctor. Asprin can increase the chance of bleeding before and after surgery. In my practice, we require patients be off asprin for 2 weeks before and after surgery. It will also depend if you take asprin on a regular basis. This is definitely something you should ask your doctor.
Aspirin one week before tummy tuck
The effects of aspirin on surgical bleeding are usually minor, especially 1-2 weeks later. If you were my patient, I would feel comfortable proceeding with surgery if you were. It is really a decision to be made by you and your surgeon.
I took aspirin one week before planned tummy tuck
My opinion is that you should be fine to go ahead with the surgery. Your doctor may have a different opinion so you really should call his office and let them know. Generally, I have patients stop all anti-inflammatories including aspirin, ibuprofen, naprosyn, among others, at least a week before surgery. I also have patients stop all supplements at the same time. Many supplements have known effects on blood clotting and interactions with anesthetic drugs. It is safest to stop them all and that includes regular vitamins.
Aspirin one week before scheduled surgery
Only your surgeon can answer that question for you. You need to make sure to tell him or her as soon as possible so he or she can plan your care appropriately. I would not cancel surgery for one of my patients particularly if it was just a single dose. But ask your surgeon.
Aspirin Effects Are Generally Gone After 5-7 Days
Ask your surgeon if he/she is comfortable performing your surgery if you took aspirin one week ago. I personally would not cancel your surgery. If there is a question a bleeding time study could be performed.
Took ASA 1 week before surgery, should I cancel?
there is good evidence that stopping ASA for 5 days allows for adequate recovery of platelet function for elective surgery. there are some tests that can be done to evaluate your platelet function but in general I would not require them if you have been off all platelet inhibitors for at least 5 days. ultimately, your surgeon needs to know so he/she can make the final choice. good luck.
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