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Does prednisone prevent the body from healing after surgery? If so how long after the medication before I can have surgery? Breast augmentation

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Dr. Henry Jacobs
65 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Interesting: prednisone can delay wound healing and can lower resistance to infection. i would wait a few weeks before having cosmetic surgery which implants a breast prosthesis. some docs rinse out the spce that the implant is going into using prednisone and antibiotics in the hopes of reducing scarring and infection, but it is not proven to be of value.
Answered on Aug 11, 2016
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