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Ana Corona bayshore, NY
one month ago

What is my risk of having a facial surgery being a diabetic patient?

Barry Citron, MD, FACS West Orange, NJ
one month ago

Diabetes which is well controlled does not prevent you from having rhinoplasty or any other cosmetic surgery. Best wishes.

Rahul Vemula, MD Wall Township, NJ
one month ago

Thank you for your excellent question. The biggest issue with diabetics is delayed wound healing. My criteria for any elective surgery in diabetics is to have the hemoglobin a1c (Hgba1c) under 7. That will greatly improve the risk profile for surgery. It is best to follow up with your primary care doctor and / or endocrinologist to make sure your diabetes is well controlled prior to surgery.

Best wishes!

If you have well controlled Diabetes and have clearance from your primary care physician or endocrinologist, you certainly may have a rhinoplasty. Make sure you find a true rhinoplasty expert with the experience and expertise to manage your functional and cosmetic concerns as well. Rhinoplasty is the most challenging procedure done in Cosmetic Plastic surgery

Nelson Castillo, MD Atlanta, GA
one month ago

Thank you for sharing your excellent question. For most patients with well-controlled diabetes they can safely undergo a rhinoplasty and other aesthetic facial procedures.

Steven Wallach, MD New York, NY
one month ago

Diabetes in and of itself is not a contraindication. If your diabetes is well controlled you should be able to undergo surgery. Good luck.

Paul Parker, MD Paramus, NJ
one month ago

Well controlled diabetes should allow you to be considered for cosmetic surgery. It is important for your plastic surgeon and primary care physician or endocrinologist to communicate to be sure the procedure can be done safely.

Edward Domanskis, MD Newport Beach, CA
one month ago

As long as your diabetes is under control your rate of complications should be the same.

Dr. Edward Jonas Domanskis is Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Newport Beach, San Francisco,Miami, EU, Anguilla,Nassau

Assistant Clinical Professor of SurgeryWOS-Plastic,University of California (Irvine)

Orange County’s Physician of Excellence/America’s Top Physicians/Top Doctors

Plastic Surgery- 2005-2018

President,American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons

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If you have well controlled diabetes and a medical clearance, facial surgery should not be a problem. That being said, wound healing may be slower than some people. It really depends on you and your health at the time of surgery.


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