Hi, I’m a 30yr old mother. I have asthma, ulcerative colitis and bechet’s disease. My breast has lost shape and size. I would like breast implants and a mini tummy tuck. Is it safe?
All surgeries have risks associated with them and, with your particular medical issues, these risks may be increased. We suggest you come in for a consultation to discuss the severity of your current diagnoses and discuss their impact on your overall healing capabilities. Should you decide to move forward with an elective procedure, a medical clearance would be needed from your primary care physician. We wish you well and hope you are able to proceed with your personal goals.
I would be very cautious about considering elective cosmetic surgery in view of your multiple medical issues. In particular the vasculitis associated with Behcet’s Disease can cause serious wound healing problems especially with Tummy Tuck.
Please see your Internist and discuss your options and do not rely on internet advice. Based soley on the history you provided I would advise against elective cosmetic surgery but an in person examination by your primary Internist is required for a proper answer.
Thanks for your question. Safety is partly determined by the presence of high risk medical conditions (such has heart disease, obesity, diabetes) as well as the chronic intake of medications that affect wound healing, such as steroids. Therefore depending upon your medications, these can have an impact on the rate of complications in any elective procedure you do. Therefore the best thing you can do is to have a full evaluation with a board-certified surgeon who is concerned with safety 1st and foremost.
Cosmetic surgery can usually be done easily on any patient who has seen their medical doctor and has medical clearance. Depending on what medication you are on, and what your general health is will all be considered when discussing surgery. The risks for cosmetic surgery are low, but there are risks, I will discuss them with you at your consultation. Also , with your medical issues, it might be best to break the surgery up to two shorter procedures, again, all would be discussed when you are seen in person.
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