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Can you have breast augmentation if you have high blood pressure?

31 doctors weighed in
Dr. Timothy King
Surgery - Plastics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

This really depends on how high your blood pressure is, how well it is controlled and what other medical problems that you have.
I recommend seeing a board certified plastic surgeon who could discuss this issue with you and help you determine the best course of treatment for you.

In brief: Depends

This really depends on how high your blood pressure is, how well it is controlled and what other medical problems that you have.
I recommend seeing a board certified plastic surgeon who could discuss this issue with you and help you determine the best course of treatment for you.
Dr. Timothy King
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Dr. William Adams
I agree that your doctorsl determine with you the best decision for you. Safety is most important.
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes but...

Your blood pressure needs to be well controlled to minimize your risk of complications during and after your surgery.

In brief: Yes but...

Your blood pressure needs to be well controlled to minimize your risk of complications during and after your surgery.
Dr. Daniel Careaga
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Dr. Steven Rottman
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Need to control it

High blood pressure needs to be properly treated prior to proceeding with any surgical procedure.
You should be evaluated by your primary care physician before proceeding with breast augmentation surgery.

In brief: Need to control it

High blood pressure needs to be properly treated prior to proceeding with any surgical procedure.
You should be evaluated by your primary care physician before proceeding with breast augmentation surgery.
Dr. Steven Rottman
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Dr. David Yan
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Most likely

As others have pointed out, if your blood pressure is controlled, there should be no problem undergoing a breast augmentation.
Ultimately, this is something that should be discussed with your medical doctor and your plastic surgeon. Since breast augmentation is generally an elective procedure, you really want to accurately assess your risks relative to the benefits of surgery.

In brief: Most likely

As others have pointed out, if your blood pressure is controlled, there should be no problem undergoing a breast augmentation.
Ultimately, this is something that should be discussed with your medical doctor and your plastic surgeon. Since breast augmentation is generally an elective procedure, you really want to accurately assess your risks relative to the benefits of surgery.
Dr. David Yan
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Dr. William Adams
Your doctors and you will decide what is best for you. High blood pressure does not preclude surgery
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hypertension

If you have high blood pressure and it is uncontrolled, then it would be wise to get the blood pressure under control prior to surgery.
Having uncontrolled hypertension puts you at risk for postoperative complications such as bleeding, hematoma, take back, and unsatisfactory results.

In brief: Hypertension

If you have high blood pressure and it is uncontrolled, then it would be wise to get the blood pressure under control prior to surgery.
Having uncontrolled hypertension puts you at risk for postoperative complications such as bleeding, hematoma, take back, and unsatisfactory results.
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

Well-controlled hypertension is not a contraindication to breast augmentation surgery.
If in doubt, seek “medical clearance” by the doctors who know you best, prior to surgery. Best wishes.

In brief: Yes.

Well-controlled hypertension is not a contraindication to breast augmentation surgery.
If in doubt, seek “medical clearance” by the doctors who know you best, prior to surgery. Best wishes.
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Absolutely.
Just gotta make sure the blood pressure is well controlled for the surgery.

In brief: Yes

Absolutely.
Just gotta make sure the blood pressure is well controlled for the surgery.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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Dr. William Adams
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Safety in breast aug

There is no absolute contraindication to breast augmentation but safety is number one.
Your internest and plastic surgery can give you the best advice. Well controlled high blood pressure is usually not an absolute contraindication.

In brief: Safety in breast aug

There is no absolute contraindication to breast augmentation but safety is number one.
Your internest and plastic surgery can give you the best advice. Well controlled high blood pressure is usually not an absolute contraindication.
Dr. William Adams
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Must be well- controlled 1st. Sometimes medical clearance required.

In brief: Yes

Must be well- controlled 1st. Sometimes medical clearance required.
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: HighBloodPress/Aug

Yes if you attain control of your bp....

In brief: HighBloodPress/Aug

Yes if you attain control of your bp....
Dr. Darryl Blinski
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Risks are elevated.

Certain risks are increased in patients undergoing surgery, especially the potential for bleeding & hematoma.
However, it is even more important to view this in the overall picture of associated and contributory risks to cardiovascular disease and ability to tolerate surgery. If you are a post menopausal female over 50 with hypertension, you may be first asked to undergo a cardiac evaluation first.

In brief: Risks are elevated.

Certain risks are increased in patients undergoing surgery, especially the potential for bleeding & hematoma.
However, it is even more important to view this in the overall picture of associated and contributory risks to cardiovascular disease and ability to tolerate surgery. If you are a post menopausal female over 50 with hypertension, you may be first asked to undergo a cardiac evaluation first.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

As long as your high blood pressure is well controlled and you don't have any other health issues.

In brief: Yes

As long as your high blood pressure is well controlled and you don't have any other health issues.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

You may have cosmetic procedures if your blood pressure is well controlled.

In brief: Yes

You may have cosmetic procedures if your blood pressure is well controlled.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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