Is liposuction safe? This is a question many have asked, and fortunately – for the most part – it is one of the safest cosmetic surgeries around! But, if you truly want to make your liposuction safe, in order to avoid the complications and risks inherent to liposuction, it’s vital that patients cease taking medications or other substances that can impair the blood from clotting normally. Examples include aspirin and ibuprofen, along with other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), which bind to blood platelets and prevent blood coagulation. Vitamin E, red wine, and Coumadin (or warfarin) also impair blood from clotting. Coumadin is often given to patients with illnesses that cause excessive blood clots, and prevents clotting by competing with vitamin K.
Read on to learn more about which medications and substances could potentially pose a threat when taken before liposuction surgery.
For a healthy and safe liposuction, it is absolutely essential that you avoid the following drugs and substances before undergoing liposuction:
Be proactive about your safety and make sure you consult a trusted physician before your liposuction procedure. Laser Lipo and Vein Center has dedicated staff members and seasoned cosmetic surgeons available for consultations; ask them about whether your medications will pose any risk for liposuction. Contact our office to schedule your appointment today!
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