Hifu facelifting & warfarin diet
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Facelift and warfarin
It is important to get clearance from the doctor who has prescribed Warfarin (Coumadin). There are several reasons for the use of this drug. Hifu is most commonly used to break up kidney stones. Ultrasound used in plastic surgery uses far less power density. Sounds suspicious to me.
Hifu and warfarin
- Hifu is high intensity ultrasound
- I assume you are on warfarin for blood clots or cardiac disease.
- You need to be off the warfarin for Hifu.
- Your cardiologist - or the doctor prescribing the warfarin - has to give you instructions on when to stop, when to start and if you cannot have the procedure because you cannot come off the warfarin.
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