BA and Crohn's disease. Would my drugs affect my eligibility as a BA candidate? Or my healing time?
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Breast augmentation and Crohn's disease ...
Crohn's disease and augmentation
Crohn's and BA
I have done several patients with Crohn's without any adverse effect , although we always warn that the immune-suppressives may increase you risk of infection .
Liaison between your plastic surgeon and your gasteroenterologist should make it go smoothly .
All the best
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Crohn's disease and breast augmentation
Put it this way, plastic surgeons operate on diabetics, patients on chemotherapy, radiotherapy and other immune therapies all the time for more complicated procedures than breast augmentation.
The key is informed consent, i.e. you being aware that your risks are slightly higher than the average patient.
I hope this helps and good luck
BAM and Crohn's disease
You are a candidate for a breast augmentation once assessed as is every patient. Your medications need to be allowed for in the healing process, which may be a little longer than a patient not on immunosupression, but it does not men you can not have the procedure.
To me the key will be that the plastic surgeon will need to be in touch with your gastroenterologist to see what medications may be needed around the time of the operation to avoid a flare in your Crohn's
In short it is possible and the key will be communication ans a multidisiplinary approacgh to ensure you get the best out come
Patients with Crohn's disease can have breast augmentation.
Extra coordination and precaution
Breast augmentation for patients with Crohn's disease
Unfortunately, we can't undo the fact that there's Crohn's in some patients. I personally view stable Crohn's as a precaution, but not as a strict contraindication for breast surgery.
Your surgeon and GI doctor may have different feelings based on the actual facts of your case, so be sure to discuss this with them.
Surgery with chronic illness
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