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Can I get breast implants if I have hypertension and type 2 diabetes?

19 doctors weighed in
Dr. Samir Dabbous
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

No negative impact on diabetes or htn.

In brief: Yes

No negative impact on diabetes or htn.
Dr. Samir Dabbous
Dr. Samir Dabbous
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Dr. Robert Schnarrs
Yes with a clearance from your physician
Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery>implant risk

People with hypertension and diabetes should consult with both an internist and surgeon before undergoing elective surgery (such as breast augmentation).
Some are at higher risk of some complications from the procedure (including anesthesia) as well as more likely to have problems with wound healing, etc. I will share this question with experts who care for patients with chronic conditions for you.

In brief: Surgery>implant risk

People with hypertension and diabetes should consult with both an internist and surgeon before undergoing elective surgery (such as breast augmentation).
Some are at higher risk of some complications from the procedure (including anesthesia) as well as more likely to have problems with wound healing, etc. I will share this question with experts who care for patients with chronic conditions for you.
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Matthew Schulman
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

You will need full medical clearance but as long as these medical problems are controlled, there should not be a problem. http://www.
drschulmanplasticsurgery.com/breast/breast-augmentation/.

In brief: Yes

You will need full medical clearance but as long as these medical problems are controlled, there should not be a problem. http://www.
drschulmanplasticsurgery.com/breast/breast-augmentation/.
Dr. Matthew Schulman
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: SAFE w preparation

The risk of surgery is no greater for breast implants in diabetic individuals as any other procedure in a diabetic patient.
The same concerns such as wound healing or infection are present and should be addressed. Control of the blood pressure & diabetes and close peri-operative monitoring of blood sugars with management guided by your physicians, surgeons, and anesthesiologist are advised.

In brief: SAFE w preparation

The risk of surgery is no greater for breast implants in diabetic individuals as any other procedure in a diabetic patient.
The same concerns such as wound healing or infection are present and should be addressed. Control of the blood pressure & diabetes and close peri-operative monitoring of blood sugars with management guided by your physicians, surgeons, and anesthesiologist are advised.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Susan Kolb
Holistic Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

If your hypertension and adult onset diabetes are controlled, you can get breast implants but you may have a higher risk of complications as they are foreign bodies and can get infected.
Avoid textured implants and change them out every 8 to 10 years. You may want to consider instead stem cell fat transfer.

In brief: Maybe

If your hypertension and adult onset diabetes are controlled, you can get breast implants but you may have a higher risk of complications as they are foreign bodies and can get infected.
Avoid textured implants and change them out every 8 to 10 years. You may want to consider instead stem cell fat transfer.
Dr. Susan Kolb
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes, if...

Assuming the diabetes and hypertension are well controlled, breast augmentation surgery can be done safely.
In the longer term, patients with diabetes and hypertension do well after breast augmentation surgery.

In brief: Yes, if...

Assuming the diabetes and hypertension are well controlled, breast augmentation surgery can be done safely.
In the longer term, patients with diabetes and hypertension do well after breast augmentation surgery.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Ted Anderson
There are certain surgical risks of anesthesia and infection associated with hypertensive diabetic patients. However, if attention is paid to preventing these complications of surgery, a good outcome can be achieved.
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