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Has anyone had experience performing breast augmentation on any patients with Crohn’s Disease who have been in remission for a few years now and are on immunosuppressant medication?

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  1. DrBrianReedy wrote on :

    Thanks for your question! We have operated on patients with Crohn’s Disease in the past, and we haven’t had any problems. We will need to take some additional precautions, but that won’t be a problem. Please feel free to reach out to my office with any further questions!

    Dr. Reedy

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  2. DrJanetWoodyard wrote on :

    I have performed cosmetic procedures on patients on immunosppressant medications. Many times the rheumatologist or treating physician has the patient discontinue the medication in advance of the surgery and start it again once initial healing has occurred. You may want to discuss it with your physician first and then see a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss the augmentation. I am happy to see you. Best of luck, Dr Woodyard

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  3. DrRondiWalker wrote on :

    Thank you for your question. I have performed surgical procedures on patient who have been on immunosuppressant medication without any problem. The surgery must be coordinated with your gastrointerologist or internist. The medication doses are adjusted accordingly. There is a higher risk of infection and slower healing in patients on immunosupressant medication, but with careful pre operative surgical planning it can be done.

    I would be delighted to see you in consultation.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Rondi Walker

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