I'm scheduled to have my breast augmentation surgery in two days and I have developed a minor head cold. I do not have any chest congestion, but at night, I have a stuffy nose in only one nostril. Will I still be able to have surgery or will it have to be rescheduled? Thanks for your help!
Will a Slightly Stuffy Nose Delay Breast Augmentation Surgery?
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Doctor Answers 7
Got a cold?
The final determination must be made by your surgeon and you should notify him or her immediately. To me, it sounds pretty mild and if you don't have a fever, it should be okay to proceed. But every surgeon has their own recommendation, so notify your surgeon ASAP.
Sick before planned surgery
A slight amount of nasal congestion is not a contraindication to breast augmentation.
Elective surgery should be postponed if the overall health of the patient is compromised. A small amount of nasal congestion in and by itself is not a contraindication to a breast augmentation. If it is suspected to be a prodrome to a more serious medical problem the surgery would be rescheduled.
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It is a call that should be made by your surgeon. Give him a call to discuss the issues your surgery may have to be delayed.
This would be a surgery day decision. You may be symptom free in 2 days or things may progress. I would wait to see how you feel on the day of surgery.
I would call your surgeon and let him know of your issues.
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