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Can you have cosmetic/plastic surgery while taking anxiety medicine?

26 doctors weighed in across 11 answers
Dr. Timothy King answered

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Depends: It depends on why you are taking the medicine, as well as how much and how often you are taking the medicine. I would have a frank discussion with your board certified plastic surgeon regarding this issue so that he/she can determine the best course of treatment for you and your situation.

Answered 6/20/2014

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Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Yes, but....: Most patients taking anxiety meds can have surgery. However, you must be cleared by your primary care doctor as he would likely be more familiar with your history of anxiety.

Answered 3/26/2013

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Dr. William Adams answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Surgery and meds: Anxiety medicine is a factor in any surgery but it does not exclude you from it. The type of medicine, type of surgery, and your overall health are important determinants. Your doctor can help you decide if it is right for you. It certainly does not absolutely exclude surgery..

Answered 10/4/2016

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Dr. Bryan McIntosh answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Possibly: Your plastic surgeon should evaluate you, your overall health status and history, and the reasons why you are taking anxiety medicine. There are a fair number of patients with mild psychiatric disorders who are great candidates for plastic surgery.

Answered 12/30/2016

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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Yes: Just tell your doctor and the anesthesiologist what you're taking.

Answered 10/3/2016

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Dr. Otto Placik answered

Specializes in Surgery - Plastics

Yes: Yes but review possible interactions and possible cessation of meds with you psychiatrist, internist, anesthesiologist and surgeon.

Answered 10/4/2016

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Dr. Darryl Blinski answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Anxiety meds: Yes you can but check with your chosen surgeon to see if there are any issues.

Answered 7/5/2012

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Dr. Adam Schaffner answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Yes: Yes, one can have aesthetic plastic surgery while taking anti-anxiety medicine. It is important to advise the anesthesiologist of the medications you are taking prior to the date of surgery. Also, it is important to advise the doctor prescribing this medication of your plans to have aesthetic plastic surgery.

Answered 5/7/2016

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Dr. Tom Pousti answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Yes: Most patients taking medication for anxiety are able to proceed with cosmetic/plastic surgical procedures. It will be important for you to “disclose” all medical and psychological history as well as medications and herbs that you made the taking to your plastic surgeon and anesthesiologist.

Answered 2/18/2021

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Dr. Jeffrey Roth answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Yes.: Your plastic surgeon will take a medical history. Part of this is the drugs that you are on. Together you will figure out the benefits and risks of the surgery, and if you are a candidate. He/she may have you seen by your primary doctor to make sure all is ok. Drug interactions are important, so the anesthesiologist will also be made aware.

Answered 11/28/2017

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Dr. David Levens answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Yes: More people than you can imagine take various doctor -prescribed anti-anxiety medications (or self medicate). It is perfectly acceptable to have plastic surgery or any other surgery while on these medicines. It is crucial however, that you discuss your complete medical history including all prescription medications and any other meds/supplements with your internist and surgeon.

Answered 2/18/2021

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