Sep
2014

Q&A: Is it possible to have plastic surgery if a patient is diabetic?

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Is it possible to have plastic surgery if a patient is diabetic?

- Ray

Answer: 

Andrew Pichler, M.D., FACS - LocateADoc.com

Hi Ray, thank you for your very important question. Diabetes, in itself is not a contraindication for cosmetic surgery. It is important to have it controlled and certainly it needs to be carefully monitored and the blood sugar tested the day of surgery. As with all medical conditions a proper evaluation and clearance should be done by the primary care physician. The healing could be effected to some degree depending on the type of surgery and severity of the diabetes and that should be taken into consideration before final decision is made.

--Andrew Pichler, M.D., FACS
Carmichael, CA

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