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I've just had a gallbladder operation. How soon can I have cosmetic surgery?
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
It depends on which type of surgery you want.
Your surgeon will help you determine safety.

In brief: Depends
It depends on which type of surgery you want.
Your surgeon will help you determine safety.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends...
Assuming you are doing well after cholecystectomy ( no complications and/or problems with infection or lungs), i would suggest that you wait at least one month between the two operations.
Of course, the doctors that know you personally will be able to be more helpful/precise. Emphasis should be on safety not “convenience”.

In brief: Depends...
Assuming you are doing well after cholecystectomy ( no complications and/or problems with infection or lungs), i would suggest that you wait at least one month between the two operations.
Of course, the doctors that know you personally will be able to be more helpful/precise. Emphasis should be on safety not “convenience”.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
It really depends on the procedure and type of anesthesia.
A local upper eyelid procedure could likely be performed almost at amy time whereas it may be better to wait 4-6 months for abdominal lipo.

In brief: Depends
It really depends on the procedure and type of anesthesia.
A local upper eyelid procedure could likely be performed almost at amy time whereas it may be better to wait 4-6 months for abdominal lipo.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: When released
When you are released by your surgeon.
If your gb was uncomplicated you shouldn't have to wait too long.

In brief: When released
When you are released by your surgeon.
If your gb was uncomplicated you shouldn't have to wait too long.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
In brief: Depends on which
And how the gallbladder was removed.

In brief: Depends on which
And how the gallbladder was removed.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Alan Chen
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: 2-3 months
Assuming no complications and the gallbladder was removed laparoscopically, i recommend at least 2 months before undergoing another elective surgical procedure.

In brief: 2-3 months
Assuming no complications and the gallbladder was removed laparoscopically, i recommend at least 2 months before undergoing another elective surgical procedure.
Dr. Alan Chen
Dr. Alan Chen
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