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Can a person have a tummy tuck after large weight loss if they have high blood pressure? 140 over 88?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. Lonny Horowitz
Bariatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Not with BP elevated
Inadvisable if the BP is out of control.
Anesthesia would not clear you. See your md first.

In brief: Not with BP elevated
Inadvisable if the BP is out of control.
Anesthesia would not clear you. See your md first.
Dr. Lonny Horowitz
Dr. Lonny Horowitz
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Dr. Eric Chang
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: See your regular MD
Blood pressure control is important during any surgery, especially during a larger surgery like a tummy tuck.
See your internist and have your BP under control before undergoing surgery.

In brief: See your regular MD
Blood pressure control is important during any surgery, especially during a larger surgery like a tummy tuck.
See your internist and have your BP under control before undergoing surgery.
Dr. Eric Chang
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Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Tummy tuck after significant weight loss is a common procedure.
Your blood pressure is borderline, but shouldn't preclude you from having the procedure, even if you are on medicine. Blood pressure goals are < 130/80, so if you aren't at goal, you should see your physician to adjust your blood pressure medicines.

In brief: Yes
Tummy tuck after significant weight loss is a common procedure.
Your blood pressure is borderline, but shouldn't preclude you from having the procedure, even if you are on medicine. Blood pressure goals are < 130/80, so if you aren't at goal, you should see your physician to adjust your blood pressure medicines.
Dr. James Cunnar
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Dr. Tito Vasquez
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Elevated BP
Your high blood pressure may be only an isolated finding.
Three independent readings may be needed. Assuming that this is a true reading, your medical doctor is usually involved to investigate the cause and "clear" you for surgery as appropriate.

In brief: Elevated BP
Your high blood pressure may be only an isolated finding.
Three independent readings may be needed. Assuming that this is a true reading, your medical doctor is usually involved to investigate the cause and "clear" you for surgery as appropriate.
Dr. Tito Vasquez
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Probably
That BP would not prevent me from clearing a patient for surgery assuming everything else is ok.

In brief: Probably
That BP would not prevent me from clearing a patient for surgery assuming everything else is ok.
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Medical Clearance
When medical issues are questionable, the patient is evaluated by an internist to assess peri-operative risk.
If this evaluation is positive, surgery can be scheduled.

In brief: Medical Clearance
When medical issues are questionable, the patient is evaluated by an internist to assess peri-operative risk.
If this evaluation is positive, surgery can be scheduled.
Dr. John Di Saia
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Hi BP raises concern
Elevated blood pressure raises concerns about increased bleeding during surgery.
However the is only the immediate and direct concern, it may also be an indication of underlying cardiac disease or increased risk for heartattackmor stroke. Therefore a preoperative clearance is warranted. Prior to surgery.

In brief: Hi BP raises concern
Elevated blood pressure raises concerns about increased bleeding during surgery.
However the is only the immediate and direct concern, it may also be an indication of underlying cardiac disease or increased risk for heartattackmor stroke. Therefore a preoperative clearance is warranted. Prior to surgery.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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