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Do they routinely check for STDs before doing cosmetic surgery?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

It depends on the surgeon and you personal medical and social history.

In brief: Depends

It depends on the surgeon and you personal medical and social history.
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Dr. Timothy King
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

In general, most cosmetic surgeons do not routinely check for std's prior to surgery.
However, if a patient has a history of stds, especially herpes, many surgeons will place you on medication to prevent a flair-up. If you are concerned then i would discuss your concerns with your board certified plastic surgeon.

In brief: No

In general, most cosmetic surgeons do not routinely check for std's prior to surgery.
However, if a patient has a history of stds, especially herpes, many surgeons will place you on medication to prevent a flair-up. If you are concerned then i would discuss your concerns with your board certified plastic surgeon.
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Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
If you have an outbreak of herpes near the time of surgery your case will likely be rescheduled.
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Not typically

For routine cosmetic surgery, not involving the genitalia, routine testing does not generally include evaluating for stds.

In brief: Not typically

For routine cosmetic surgery, not involving the genitalia, routine testing does not generally include evaluating for stds.
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: No

STDs are not in the usual pre-op.

In brief: No

STDs are not in the usual pre-op.
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Dr. Rex Moulton-Barrett
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

All patients who undergo general or mac anesthesia in my care, have below knee compression stockings placed and pneumatic compression stockings placed on top.
In addition, patients who will remain on bed rest for 3 or greater days after surgery or who have a clotting history, or on going cancer or significant peripheral veinous disease also receive anticoagulant therapy.

In brief: Yes

All patients who undergo general or mac anesthesia in my care, have below knee compression stockings placed and pneumatic compression stockings placed on top.
In addition, patients who will remain on bed rest for 3 or greater days after surgery or who have a clotting history, or on going cancer or significant peripheral veinous disease also receive anticoagulant therapy.
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