Rivaroxaban (warfarin) before lipo?

I am having a lipo and bbl surgery in 5 days and my INR came too low so my doctor told me to take rivaroxaban 10mg two days before surgery. Is this normal? What about bleeding during surgery? Should I take it now instead of next week? Please help

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Warfarin before BBL?

Thank you for asking about your BBL and your surgeon's prescription of warfarin.

  • Unfortunately an on-line consultant cannot start managing your medicines.
  • I have not heard of prescribing warfarin in advance of cosmetic surgery.
  • If you are concerned, please see your regular doctor or a hematologist for a second opinion.

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

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