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Can you have cosmetic/plastic surgery while taking anxiety medicine?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes but review possible interactions and possible cessation of meds with you psychiatrist, internist, anesthesiologist and surgeon.

In brief: Yes

Yes but review possible interactions and possible cessation of meds with you psychiatrist, internist, anesthesiologist and surgeon.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

Your plastic surgeon will take a medical history.
Part of this is the drugs that you are on. Together you will figure out the benefits and risks of the surgery, and if you are a candidate. He/she may have you seen by your primary doctor to make sure all is ok. Drug interactions are important, so the anesthesiologist will also be made aware.

In brief: Yes.

Your plastic surgeon will take a medical history.
Part of this is the drugs that you are on. Together you will figure out the benefits and risks of the surgery, and if you are a candidate. He/she may have you seen by your primary doctor to make sure all is ok. Drug interactions are important, so the anesthesiologist will also be made aware.
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Most patients taking medication for anxiety are able to proceed with cosmetic/plastic surgical procedures.
It will be important for you to “disclose” all medical and psychological history as well as medications and herbs that you made the taking to your plastic surgeon and anesthesiologist.

In brief: Yes

Most patients taking medication for anxiety are able to proceed with cosmetic/plastic surgical procedures.
It will be important for you to “disclose” all medical and psychological history as well as medications and herbs that you made the taking to your plastic surgeon and anesthesiologist.
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Adam Schaffner
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes, one can have aesthetic plastic surgery while taking anti-anxiety medicine.
It is important to advise the anesthesiologist of the medications you are taking prior to the date of surgery. Also, it is important to advise the doctor prescribing this medication of your plans to have aesthetic plastic surgery.

In brief: Yes

Yes, one can have aesthetic plastic surgery while taking anti-anxiety medicine.
It is important to advise the anesthesiologist of the medications you are taking prior to the date of surgery. Also, it is important to advise the doctor prescribing this medication of your plans to have aesthetic plastic surgery.
Dr. Adam Schaffner
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Your plastic surgeon should evaluate you, your overall health status and history, and the reasons why you are taking anxiety medicine.
There are a fair number of patients with mild psychiatric disorders who are great candidates for plastic surgery.

In brief: Possibly

Your plastic surgeon should evaluate you, your overall health status and history, and the reasons why you are taking anxiety medicine.
There are a fair number of patients with mild psychiatric disorders who are great candidates for plastic surgery.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Just tell your doctor and the anesthesiologist what you're taking.

In brief: Yes

Just tell your doctor and the anesthesiologist what you're taking.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. David Levens
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

More people than you can imagine take various doctor -prescribed anti-anxiety medications (or self medicate).
It is perfectly acceptable to have plastic surgery or any other surgery while on these medicines. It is crucial however, that you discuss your complete medical history including all prescription medications and any other meds/supplements with your internist and surgeon.

In brief: Yes

More people than you can imagine take various doctor -prescribed anti-anxiety medications (or self medicate).
It is perfectly acceptable to have plastic surgery or any other surgery while on these medicines. It is crucial however, that you discuss your complete medical history including all prescription medications and any other meds/supplements with your internist and surgeon.
Dr. David Levens
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Dr. William Adams
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Surgery and meds

Anxiety medicine is a factor in any surgery but it does not exclude you from it.
The type of medicine, type of surgery, and your overall health are important determinants. Your doctor can help you decide if it is right for you. It certainly does not absolutely exclude surgery..

In brief: Surgery and meds

Anxiety medicine is a factor in any surgery but it does not exclude you from it.
The type of medicine, type of surgery, and your overall health are important determinants. Your doctor can help you decide if it is right for you. It certainly does not absolutely exclude surgery..
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Dr. Timothy King
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

It depends on why you are taking the medicine, as well as how much and how often you are taking the medicine.
I would have a frank discussion with your board certified plastic surgeon regarding this issue so that he/she can determine the best course of treatment for you and your situation.

In brief: Depends

It depends on why you are taking the medicine, as well as how much and how often you are taking the medicine.
I would have a frank discussion with your board certified plastic surgeon regarding this issue so that he/she can determine the best course of treatment for you and your situation.
Dr. Timothy King
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Anxiety meds

Yes you can but check with your chosen surgeon to see if there are any issues.

In brief: Anxiety meds

Yes you can but check with your chosen surgeon to see if there are any issues.
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Dr. Darryl Blinski
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

Yes.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes, but....

Most patients taking anxiety meds can have surgery.
However, you must be cleared by your primary care doctor as he would likely be more familiar with your history of anxiety.

In brief: Yes, but....

Most patients taking anxiety meds can have surgery.
However, you must be cleared by your primary care doctor as he would likely be more familiar with your history of anxiety.
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
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