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What is your opinion about a breast augmentation over the long term if I have risk of diabetes?

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Dr. Daniel Careaga
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Tight control

Breast augmentation is a safe procedure as long as your diabetes is well controlled.
Diabetics usually have their glycosylated hemoglobin (hba1c) level checked every 3 months. My cutoff is 7. If you're hba1c is under 7, it means your glucose is well controlled and your level of risk with breast augmentation should be the same as that of a non-diabetic.

In brief: Tight control

Breast augmentation is a safe procedure as long as your diabetes is well controlled.
Diabetics usually have their glycosylated hemoglobin (hba1c) level checked every 3 months. My cutoff is 7. If you're hba1c is under 7, it means your glucose is well controlled and your level of risk with breast augmentation should be the same as that of a non-diabetic.
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Dr. Daniel Careaga
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: SAFE w preparation

The risk of surgery is no greater for breast implants in diabetic individuals as any other procedure in a diabetic patient.
The same concerns such as wound healing or infection are present and should be addressed. Tight control of the diabetes as well as close peri-operative monitoring of blood sugars with management guided by your physicians, surgeons, and anesthesiologist are advised.

In brief: SAFE w preparation

The risk of surgery is no greater for breast implants in diabetic individuals as any other procedure in a diabetic patient.
The same concerns such as wound healing or infection are present and should be addressed. Tight control of the diabetes as well as close peri-operative monitoring of blood sugars with management guided by your physicians, surgeons, and anesthesiologist are advised.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Breast Surgery OK

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

In brief: Breast Surgery OK

Assuming the diabetes is well controlled, breast augmentation 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. Alex Lechtman
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Potential issues

Since with a breast augmentation you will need additional operations over your lifetime, it is possible that a future development of diabetes could cause problems with that future operation or operations.
Hard to know for sure.

In brief: Potential issues

Since with a breast augmentation you will need additional operations over your lifetime, it is possible that a future development of diabetes could cause problems with that future operation or operations.
Hard to know for sure.
Dr. Alex Lechtman
Dr. Alex Lechtman
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Dr. Alexander Nein
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No difference

Diabetes is neither a contraindication for having breast augmentation surgery or for having breast implants.

In brief: No difference

Diabetes is neither a contraindication for having breast augmentation surgery or for having breast implants.
Dr. Alexander Nein
Dr. Alexander Nein
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Dr. Hashim Alani
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Breast augmentation

Breast augmentation in diabetic patient is alright if diabetes is well controlled.
Have your plastic surgeon and your diabetes doctor discuss this thing together.

In brief: Breast augmentation

Breast augmentation in diabetic patient is alright if diabetes is well controlled.
Have your plastic surgeon and your diabetes doctor discuss this thing together.
Dr. Hashim Alani
Dr. Hashim Alani
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Dr. Dennis Dass
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Long term

No difference in long term complications.
Immediate risks include infection and difficulty healing if diabetes is not under control, but after everything is healed, you should be fine. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-augmentation/index.html.

In brief: Long term

No difference in long term complications.
Immediate risks include infection and difficulty healing if diabetes is not under control, but after everything is healed, you should be fine. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-augmentation/index.html.
Dr. Dennis Dass
Dr. Dennis Dass
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Dr. Nicholas Martin
Family Medicine

In brief: Take vitamin pyridox

Since diabetics have elevated cortisol receptors, leading to Insulin resistance, (elevated sugar), and compromised immunity from the cortisone effect, treatment with vitamin b-6, b-2 in the active forms which over time will suppress the cortisol effect, helping healing, reducing infection risk, with sugar control before surgery.
Papers on p-5-p, r-5-p, and cortisol receptors, can be found.

In brief: Take vitamin pyridox

Since diabetics have elevated cortisol receptors, leading to Insulin resistance, (elevated sugar), and compromised immunity from the cortisone effect, treatment with vitamin b-6, b-2 in the active forms which over time will suppress the cortisol effect, helping healing, reducing infection risk, with sugar control before surgery.
Papers on p-5-p, r-5-p, and cortisol receptors, can be found.
Dr. Nicholas Martin
Dr. Nicholas Martin
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Dr. John Walker
I frequently do breast augmentation on patients that have an increased risk for diabetes, without complaints. Diabetics eventually develop microvascular disease, that can inhibit wound healing, but there are ways of reducing risk even with active diabetes.
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