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Can you still have plastic surgery if you have pernicious anemia?

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Dr. David Yan answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Usually: Having some form of anemia doesn't necessarily exclude you from having plastic surgery. As with any surgery, you want to be sure that you are medically optimized to undergo the stress of surgery. You also want to be sure that the benefits of surgery outweigh the risks. To determine this, you should have a conversation with your medical doctor and your board certified plastic surgeon.

Answered 11/27/2017

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Dr. Adam Schaffner answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Yes, in most cases: A patient with anemia may have plastic surgery as long as the anemia is controlled and/or treated in advance of the procedure. Prior to the procedure, a pre-operative clearance should be obtained by the patient's hematologist and the plastic surgeon and anesthesiologist should both be informed of the condition.

Answered 7/14/2013

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Dr. Donald Yoo answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Depends : Depends on the procedure. A careful evaluation of your comorbidities by a medical doctor and a discussion with your surgeon would best determine your risk level for a given procedure. Many procedures could still be safely performed with that diagnosis.

Answered 7/25/2012

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Dr. Tom Pousti answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Usually Yes.: Most patients, depending on the severity of the anemia and the exact procedure plan, will be able to undergo plastic surgical procedures despite having pernicious anemia. Patients should be “optimized” prior to surgery and should avoid surgery if the anticipated blood loss is too significant. In-person consultation will be necessary for more precise/specific advice.

Answered 5/11/2013

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Dr. Francisco Agullo answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Yes: In most plastic surgery procedures there is not a significant amount of blood loss.

Answered 1/5/2014

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