American Society of Plastic Surgeons
For Medical Professionals
9 months ago

Lipo and bbl with a negative ANA but systemic scleroderma antibodies

I’m a mom of 2 who has been saving money up for years to get some Lipo and bbl work done. My blood work came back Ana negative but with sick-70 antibodies I have none of the symptoms would it be to dangerous to do this surgery ?

Procedure: Liposuction
Location: orlando, FL

Replies 4

Samir Shureih

You need to discuss your situation with your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and have a full workup for scleroderma and auto-immune diseases. After that is completed then your risk factors can be discussed with your Plastic Surgeon and other specialties.

Alfred Antonetti
ASPS Surgeon

You should do what Dr. Shureih recommends. I totally agree with what he said to you,

Han Hoang
ASPS Surgeon

Liposuction and bbl are completely elective and should be done with the lowest potential risks. I strongly recommend full work up and potentially rheumatology consult if your PCP thinks it’s necessary first.


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