Can I take Loratadine before mommy makeover surgery?

I am having the mommy make over surgery in December and I have been very diligent about cutting out all medications aside from my thyroid medication. However I suffer from Chronic Hives and I have had a flare up over the last few weeks. I have read that taking loratadine before bed will turn off the skins over active histamine sensors. I have searched the internet and can't find anything saying not to prior to surgery, but wanted to check and find out?

Doctor Answers 13

Can I take Loratadine before mommy makeover surgery?

Thank you for your question.  Please ask your surgeon about this.  This is always best.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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All your questions should be directed to your surgeon for the best outcome.

Hope this helps.

Dr. Ali Mosharrafa

Ali Mosharrafa, MD
Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
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Dr. Derby Sang

Thank you for your question.

you are still a couple of week away from your surgery so taking any meds will not affect at all. even though i recommend you to contact your PS and go over your concerns.

best of luck 

Derby Sang Caputo, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Talk to your Plastic Surgeon about Medication Use

Prescription #medication is not a matter other surgeons or physicians than your own can advise on, without seeing you in-person or knowing your #medical history and surgical details. Therefore, its best to ask your surgeon this and about any additional medication use you have concerns about

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Medication before surgery

I would touch base with your surgeon and anesthesiologist.  It should be OK but they need to be aware of all medications.

Sheila S. Nazarian, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

Medication before mommy makeover

Hi, nbaker01

Taking Loratadine before the surgery should be safe and should not affect your surgery/recovery adversely.  However, please let your plastic surgeon know of all medications (including herbal supplements and OTC) that you are taking and ask if those medications are okay with him/her.

Good luck with your surgery and recovery.

Sugene Kim, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 76 reviews

Loratidine before a mommy make-over?

Thank you for asking about your mommy make-over.

You need to ask your surgeon if Loratadine is ok - s/he will probably say yes, but your surgeon must be the one to approve any medicines before your surgery.

Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes  - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Elizabeth Morgan, MD, PhD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

Can I take Loratadine before mommy makeover surgery?

Thank you for sharing your question.  Taking Loratadine should not impact your safety or your MM results.  As always it is important to inform your surgeon and anesthesiologist of all prescription, herbals, supplements, and OTC medications you take.  Hope this helps.

Nelson Castillo, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 65 reviews

Mommy Makeover /Breast Augmentation/Breast Implants/Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/Tummy Tuck/Liposuction/BBL

I appreciate your question.

Please discuss this question with your surgeon.

The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.

Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.

Best of luck!

Dr. Schwartz

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon



Jaime S. Schwartz, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 91 reviews

Can I take Loratadine before mommy makeover surgery?

Address this question to your plastic surgeon.  In general, It should be fine to take this medication especially this long before surgery. 

Robert E. Zaworski, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 60 reviews

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