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Doctor insights on: Can I Have Cosmetic Surgery After Getting A Kidney Transplant

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Can I have cosmetic surgery after getting a kidney transplant?

Can I have cosmetic surgery after getting a kidney transplant?

Depends: This depends on your overall health status. The risk of infection is higher for cosmetic surgery when a person is on immunosuppressive drugs. Certain operations, like a tummy tuck, have to be performed with extreme care, since the transplanted kidney is lying right underneath the area where incisions are made for a tummy tuck. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Transplant (Definition)

In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more


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How long would a kidney transplant surgery take?

How long would a kidney transplant surgery take?

2-4 hours in general: Of course there are many factors that determine the length of any surgery - complexity of the anatomy, previous surgeries, size of the patient, risks of bleeding, to name a few. However, for a first time kidney transplant in a normal sized person, the average time is 2-4 hours from start to finish. There will be extra time to go to sleep at the start, prepare the patient, and to wake up after. ...Read more

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Can there be an issue with having cosmetic surgery after I have had a kidney transplant?

Here's the scoop: The medications that are given to prevent rejection after a transplant can increase wound healing complications such as infection and incisional separation. Having a transplant is not a contraindication to cosmetic surgery, but a thorough discussion with your surgeon is mandatory. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have cosmetic surgery if I have had a kidney transplant?

Is it safe to have cosmetic surgery if I have had a kidney transplant?

Yes: Having a kidney transplant will. Ot prevent you from having cosmetic surgery. Your risk profile for things like infection and your ability to heal may be effected by your immunosupression. Prior to undergoing any type of procedure it is important for you to discusd the risks involved with both your nephrologist and your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have cosmetic surgery if I have had a kidney transplant?

Is it safe to have cosmetic surgery if I have had a kidney transplant?

Should be: However, always discuss such questions with your transplant dr. Before proceeding. He/she will know best. ...Read more

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How long does a kidney transplant surgery take?

How long does a kidney transplant surgery take?

3 - 4 hours: Is not a type of surgery to be rushed. Sometimes problems can be encountered which will prolong surgery, e.G if there are two renal arteries on the donor kidney, or if one or both native kidneys in recipient need to be removed coincident with transplant. ...Read more

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For how long does a kidney transplant surgery take?

For how long does a kidney transplant surgery take?

Probably 2-5 hours..: The surgical time of kidney transplant may highly vary depending upon team work, surgeon's experience and skill, anatomical variation of the transplanted kidney, etc. For detail, ask surgeon directly. ...Read more

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What is the total cost of a kidney transplant surgery?

Difficult to pinpoin: But mostly runs about 50, 000 to 60, 000, usually this is the reimbursement to hospitals. ...Read more

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What is the annual fatality rate for kidney transplant surgery?

What is the annual fatality rate for kidney transplant surgery?

Better than dialysis: Depends on the donor source and the age and existing co-morbiditeis of the recipient such as cardiovascular disease. The one year mortality after kidney transplant ranges from 2 to 8%. 5 year mortality is about 20%. This of course is superior to the annual mortality on dialysis of 15-20%. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Kidney Transplant (Definition)

Kidneys anatomically require connection to an artery for blood supply, a vein for blood drainage and the bladder for urine outflow. In a transplant a healthy kidney is disconnected from its usual attachments and moved to a new location with those 3 requirements (artery, vein, bladder). This may be an auto-txp - somewhere else in your own body; or an allo-txp -from ...Read more


Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more