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Is tanning before a liposuction procedure ok to do? What should be avoided before liposuction?

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Dr. Dennis Dass
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Tanning before lipo

Tanning prior to liposuction will not directly affect your procedure or surgical risks.
However, you should avoid tanning in general and protect your skin with an appropriate spf when you are outside. Long term tanning will cause skin laxity and increase your risk of irregularities and increase your risk of skin cancers. http://www.dassmd.com/liposuction/index.html.

In brief: Tanning before lipo

Tanning prior to liposuction will not directly affect your procedure or surgical risks.
However, you should avoid tanning in general and protect your skin with an appropriate spf when you are outside. Long term tanning will cause skin laxity and increase your risk of irregularities and increase your risk of skin cancers. http://www.dassmd.com/liposuction/index.html.
Dr. Dennis Dass
Dr. Dennis Dass
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Instructions.

Your plastic surgeon will havea list of “do's and don'ts” for you during a preoperative visit.
At that point, he/she will review instructions regarding medication/activities to be avoided prior to surgery. Best wishes.

In brief: Instructions.

Your plastic surgeon will havea list of “do's and don'ts” for you during a preoperative visit.
At that point, he/she will review instructions regarding medication/activities to be avoided prior to surgery. Best wishes.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Ralph Rosato
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Never a good idea

A tan leads to premature aging of the skin and possibly skin cancers.

In brief: Never a good idea

A tan leads to premature aging of the skin and possibly skin cancers.
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Dr. Ralph Rosato
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Avoid:

1. Aspirin, motrin, advil (ibuprofen) and other pain medications that cause more bruising and bleeding.
2. Avoid drinking alcohol 3. Don't suntan the skin. 4. Don't gain a bunch of weight before surgery, "because it's getting sucked out anyway". 5. Follow your surgeon's directions. 6. Wash with antibacterial soap for several days before surgery.

In brief: Avoid:

1. Aspirin, motrin, advil (ibuprofen) and other pain medications that cause more bruising and bleeding.
2. Avoid drinking alcohol 3. Don't suntan the skin. 4. Don't gain a bunch of weight before surgery, "because it's getting sucked out anyway". 5. Follow your surgeon's directions. 6. Wash with antibacterial soap for several days before surgery.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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