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Can a type 1 diabetic safely get her breast implants?

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Dr. Daniel Careaga
17 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes: Diabetes is not a contraindication for surgery as long as it is well controlled. A good marker is your hba1c which you should be checking every 3 months. I make sure that it is under 7. At that level, your risk of complications relating to wound healing should be the same as a non-diabetic. Tight glucose control in the days leading up to your surgery and afterwards is very important.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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