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Is it a problem to get a boob job if you are diabetic?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Joseph Mele
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Nope
Diabetics can have a harder time healing wounds and with infections.
These can be reduced by maintaining good control of your diabetes. Consulting with your endocrinologist or diabetes doctor prior to surgery can also help provide a safer and more predictable experience.

In brief: Nope
Diabetics can have a harder time healing wounds and with infections.
These can be reduced by maintaining good control of your diabetes. Consulting with your endocrinologist or diabetes doctor prior to surgery can also help provide a safer and more predictable experience.
Dr. Joseph Mele
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe, maybe not...
Risks of infection are higher in diabetics, but to decide the risks vs benefits, i would have the physician who manages your diabetes discuss the proposed operation in detail with your plastic surgeon.
The magnitude of the increased risk will depend on a number of factors: your weight and the adequacy of your glucose control are just a few. Good luck!

In brief: Maybe, maybe not...
Risks of infection are higher in diabetics, but to decide the risks vs benefits, i would have the physician who manages your diabetes discuss the proposed operation in detail with your plastic surgeon.
The magnitude of the increased risk will depend on a number of factors: your weight and the adequacy of your glucose control are just a few. Good luck!
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
I've done these for diabetic patients.
As long as you are well controlled, your risk of surgical complications is only minimally higher than a non-diabetic. There's no reason you can't have this surgery if you are medically cleared.

In brief: No
I've done these for diabetic patients.
As long as you are well controlled, your risk of surgical complications is only minimally higher than a non-diabetic. There's no reason you can't have this surgery if you are medically cleared.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dr. Greg Sexton
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
The risk of infection is higher with any elective surgery if your glucose levels are not well controlled.
We perform elective surgery on diabetics on a routine basis.

In brief: No
The risk of infection is higher with any elective surgery if your glucose levels are not well controlled.
We perform elective surgery on diabetics on a routine basis.
Dr. Greg Sexton
Dr. Greg Sexton
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: No, if...
Well controlled diabetes is not a contraindication to breast augmentation and/or other elective plastic surgical procedures.
Always best to check with your primary care physician or endocrinologist for “medical clearance” prior to surgery. Managing your medications around the time of surgery (to avoid hypo as well as hyperglycemia), while you will have altered oral intake, will be important.

In brief: No, if...
Well controlled diabetes is not a contraindication to breast augmentation and/or other elective plastic surgical procedures.
Always best to check with your primary care physician or endocrinologist for “medical clearance” prior to surgery. Managing your medications around the time of surgery (to avoid hypo as well as hyperglycemia), while you will have altered oral intake, will be important.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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