Sculpsure. Will I need to go off Elmiron for Interstitial Cystitis?

I am considering getting Sculpsure. I am on a drug called Elmiron for Interstitial Cystitis. It is considered a mild anticoagulant. Would I need to go off of it before having Sculpsure?

Doctor Answers 7

SculpSure & Elmiron

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You should be fine having SculpSure while taking Elmiron. Having said that, your surgeon will be the one to make the final call after examining you in person. Best of luck.


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Thank you for your question. I suggest that you move forward and consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon. It is important that your surgeon address your health profile in person because all of the variables of the patients cannot be considered in isolation.

Best wishes,

Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 124 reviews

Should be OK

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Elmiron is only a mild blood thinner in your body, so SculpSure would be safe to take during treatment.

Elmira and SculpSure

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I would recommend having your Plastic Surgeon and Nephrologist discuss the situation with each other. Making sure your cystitis remains in check is paramount and takes precedent. Every person's situation will differ. As of date, there is no outright, written contraindications to getting SculpSure while you're on Elmiron.

Elmiron blood thinner problems?

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SculpSure can rarely cause skin bruising in people who bruise with even light touching . This might occur with or without elmiron and should be very mild. Fat has minimal blood circulation and this should not alter its effectiveness.

SculpSure is safe

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One of the advantages of SculpSure is the ability to treat patients who are on anticoagulants safely.  So, yes, SculpSure is OK if you are on Elmiron.

Good Luck!

David Finkle, MD
Omaha Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 83 reviews

SculpSure Indications

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Thank you for your question. I will treat patients who are on mild anticoagulants, including aspirin, plavix, coumadin and others. There is a theoretical increase in the potential for bruising, but in my experience this hasn't been the case. I would suggest calling the physician or spa you are scheduled or planning to have SculpSure with to ensure that you are able to continue taking the medication prior to treatment - everyone varies in their recommendations. Best of luck - SculpSure is a great, effective treatment in the right person. 

Anthony J. Taglienti, MD
Norristown Plastic Surgeon

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