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Is it safe to do breast augm or reduction on someone with diabetes, since they say healing is not as good?

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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, if...

Assuming the diabetes is well controlled, breast augmentation or reduction surgery can be done safely.
In the longer term, patients with diabetes do well after breast augmentation surgery.

In brief: Yes, if...

Assuming the diabetes is well controlled, breast augmentation or reduction surgery can be done safely.
In the longer term, patients with diabetes do well after breast augmentation surgery.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Safe as long as the

Condition is under good or optimal control prior, during and after the procedure.

In brief: Safe as long as the

Condition is under good or optimal control prior, during and after the procedure.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Safe but higher risk

It is still safe but does involve a higher risk of infection and wound dehiscence.
This may depend on the severity, and extent of your disease as well as the control as reflected by your a1c count. Discuss the relative risks i with both your endocrinologist and surgeon. Peri-operative management is very important.

In brief: Safe but higher risk

It is still safe but does involve a higher risk of infection and wound dehiscence.
This may depend on the severity, and extent of your disease as well as the control as reflected by your a1c count. Discuss the relative risks i with both your endocrinologist and surgeon. Peri-operative management is very important.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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