What Do They Look for when They Do Bloodwork for the Butt Augmentation Surgery?

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Preoperative labwork for butt augmentation

For a young, healthy patient, I am most concerned about checking a blood count for anemia (low red blood cell count).  Having anemia before surgery increases your risk for complications.  Additional lab work or studies may be indicated based on your health history, such as coagulation studies and electrolyte counts.  If your blood does not clot properly, you are at increased risk for bleeding during and following surgery.  If you have the tendency to produce too many clots, you could form a serious blood clot in the lung (pulmonary embolism) after laying down for a prolonged time during surgery and your recovery.  Electrolyte imbalances, though rare, need to be corrected prior to anesthesia.  Talk to your plastic surgeon as well as your regular doctor about your history and what tests you will need prior to surgery.

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Butt Augmentation - purpose of pre-surgery bloodwork

General anesthesia criteria for young healthy patients really just need a screen for anemia.  Check with your plastic surgeon as to what labs they send and why.  We routinely ask for a blood count to rule out anemia and a physical from your primary to see if more screeing is required. 

Stefan Mark Szczerba, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Labs for buttock augmentation

The most important lab work is your blood count, to make sure that you don't have severe anemia.  Other labs are helpful because you will be under general anesthesia.

Dennis Dass, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Blood work prior to BBL

Safety comes first. All patients having any type of surgery need to have what we call routine blood work. In my office, this includes a blood count, urinalysis, and pregnancy test. Some patients also have electrolytes and EKG.

The blood count is to make sure you are not anemic. There is always blood loss during surgery. The urinalysis is to make sure there is not a hidden infection that is being missed and the pregnancy test is because i dont like to operate on two people at the same time! 

Norman Bakshandeh, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Bloodwork (and pregnancy test) prior to surgery

For patients in general good health, the State of Maryland  requires a CBC and a pregnancy test within 30 days of the surgery.


The most common abnormal result is a low Hematocrit from the CBC result. This can be solved fairly easily if caught early enough (2-3 weeks before) with oral iron supplements.

However, if the Hematocrit is too low, your surgery would need to be cancelled and you should return to your primary care doc for further evaluation.

We perform our pregnancy test the morning of surgery, just to be 100% sure.

Best wishes,
Ricardo L Rodriguez

Ricardo L. Rodriguez, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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Why do you need bloodwork before the Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery?

Blood work is required before anyone has any kind of surgery involving anesthesia, including the Brazilian Butt Lift.  This is done to be sure you are as healthy as possible and to minimize the chance for complications. Safety always comes first! 

Daniel P. Markmann, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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Routine Bloodwork

There is no special blood test performed for buttock augmentation compared to any other surgery. Depending on your age and medical history, your surgeon or anesthesiologist may look for anemia, infection, blood clotting problems, kidney or liver disease. If you have any unique concerns or medical problems, be certain to discuss them with your surgeon and/or anesthesiologist.

Armin Karl Moshyedi, M.D.

Washington, D.C.


Armin Moshyedi, MD
Bethesda Plastic Surgeon
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Buttock Augmentation

Before any surgery a complete history and physical examination and complete blood work is required to make sure all is normal and make sure all organ function is normal. This is done for your safety.

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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