I have had ovarian embolism. Can I still have my tummy tuck, breast lift and lipo?
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Hello and thank you for your question. I have to say that I agree with the others, and that it would be best to confirm with your doctor or specialist before scheduling a mommy makeover procedure, to help ensure your body will be able to handle it safely.
Combined operations are often performed with Gynecology . Tubal ligation is a common post pregnancy procedure which is done at the time of many of the surgeries noted above. If you require a gynecologic operation or study (laparoscopy) and are considering a plastic surgery procedure, discuss these issues with your doctor. Combining these procedures decreases anesthetics, costs, and recovery time. With all of these things to consider about the combined procedures of the mommy makeover it would be good to find out from your doctor if your ovaries will handle it well.
You would need to see a specialist, such as a hematologist to get clearance before proceeding with surgery. You can anticipate that some extra precautions would be taken to minimize risk of reoccurrence. Be sure to discuss this situation with your plastic surgeon as well.
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Best of luck.
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
Mommy make-over after ovarian embolus (embolization?)
- Is it possible you have had ovarian embolization for congested pelvic veins?
- If so, the you can have your mommy make-over if -
- The doctor treating your pelvic conditions clears you for surgery
- You may be at higher risk for pelvic blood clots and may need anticoagulation for your surgery or you may need to have the surgery done in two sessions to reduce your risk.
- This is all part of your surgeon's advance planning - so find an experienced plastic surgeon who just does cosmetic surgery.
Stratify your risk for surgery
I have had an ovarian embolism. Can I still have my mommy makeover?
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