Any suggestions to reduce bleeding?

Dear doctors, I am having breast reduction surgery, and the BCPS will be doing liposuction on 2" "tire roll" area I have across my mid-belly region at the same time. They estimated a 4 hour procedure. I am concerned about excessive bleeding, and know to stop my daily vitamin E cap, weeks before the surgery day. I want to know if there is anything else I can do? I am worried that as fat is presumed to be sucked out, the procedure will be causing blood loss! (and maybe little fat?) Is this possible?

Doctor Answers 2


Blood loss from tumescent liposuction is typically very minimal. Other than avoiding non steroidal drugs and aspirin, assuming you do not have a clotting problem, there is nothing else necessary.

Bleeding risk

Provided that you clot normally,  I usually recommend no Aspririn, NSAID's, or any other blood thinners. Ask your surgeon his preferences as well.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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