I am a bit nervous, I will have lipo and fat transfer to my buttock, but I will get my period tomorrow or the day after that, does that mean I will have a higher risk or dieing or something worst? please help!
Menstrual Period During Liposuction
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Very common scenario
It seems to be very commen that women develop the onset of their menstrual cycle in the i mmediate time prior to or even on the day of surgery. No one knows for sure why this is the case, but it may have something to do with the normal enhanced level of anxiety which surrounds having surgery. Having surgery while someone has their cycle may predipose to more bleeding, and in the case of liposuction, possibel prolonged bruising or swelling afterwards. It should not, however be cause for serious alarm nor to cancel the case. Good luck!
I doubt that having your period during your perioperative period (no pun intended) will affect things very much.
Menstrual period during Liposuction
Thank you for the question.
Having your menstrual period around the time of your surgery should have no effects on the safety or outcome of the surgery.
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While menstruating at the time of surgery is probably more of an annoyance for the pateint, it should not really impact surgery.
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