I found out I have the mutation of the Factor 5 gene can I still have a BA?
Don't freak out--you have had many surgeries before and have been ok. It sounds like you have Factor V Leiden mutation which is a genetic mutation that increases your chances of having blood clots. This certainly places you at increase risk of developing blood clots during surgery so should be considered especially given a breast augmentation is an elective, cosmetic surgery. I would not say it is a hard contraindication but you will need to have a lengthy discussion with your plastic surgeon about the risks/benefits of the surgery and they will likely insist that you have medical clearance by a hematologist (specialist in blood disorders) to ensure that it is safe for you to proceed with surgery; special precautions such as medications may be needed. Best to discuss the situation with your doctor, plastic surgeon, and their anesthesiologist ahead of time so that a plan is in place!
This genetic mutation increases your risk of blood clots. Obviously you have undergone a number of operations without problems so far.
Most of the time a patient undergoing elective surgery in this setting will be prescribed a short course of blood thinners.
Best advice--see your hematologist, and review the pros and cons of elective surgery, and ask that doc to recommend anti-clotting therapy to your surgeon.
All the best.
Hi, this is common, I would have you see a hematologist before surgery and likely put you on a blood thinner, it happens from time to time
Factor 5 issue and surgery
With this problem you have the risk of getting clots more likely than the general population. Best to be seen first by a hematologist to get clearance and recommendations.