With a diagnosis of lupus I found out I am positive for the anticardiolipin antibody. I am scheduled do have an explant and lift. I have stopped my aspirin regimin, which I will resume after surgery. My hematologist wants me to take lovenox injections for 7 days following explant. I am concerned about how this might affect the results. Is a hematoma in the breast probable? The benefits of the lovenox out way my cosmetic concerns, but I would like to know what to prepare for. thank you!
How Will Lovenox Affect my Explant and Mastopexy Results?
Doctor Answers 3
More bruising likely
Thank you for the question. Although blood thinners do increase the chance of hematoma and bruising it is far more likely that you will have increased bruising as opposed to a hematoma. With your plastic surgeons diligence and some good postoperative care the chance of a hematoma while on Lovenox should be very low
All the best
Dr. Remus Repta
Lovenox will not effect your result
Lovenox will not effect your cosmetic result nor your risk of hematoma. A hematoma in the breast is possible, but not probable. Your surgeon will most likely take extra measures to minimize your risk of hematoma and follow you closely so as to diagnose one as early as possible should one develop.
Breast surgery and lovenox
This is a very good question and should be discussed with your surgeon. I do agree with your hematologist in using Lovenox. Please discuss the use of drains with your surgeon as that would be an added safety net. Best of luck.