Do Liposuction And Diabetic Patients Mix?

Yes, diabetic patients can undergo cosmetic surgery procedures like liposuction, face lift, and neck lift at Sono Bello and Sono Bello Lift but with a caveat. The diabetes should be well-managed in the sense that the patient complies with his or her medication plan, as well as hasn’t experienced hypoglycemia and/or hyperglycemia for a certain period. The surgeon will determine whether a patient is, indeed, a suitable candidate for the desired procedure.

Here’s more information about diabetes and its relation to cosmetic surgery that you may want to know.  

Diabetes And Its Effects on the Body

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that comes in two types, namely:

  • The body doesn’t produce insulin (Type I)
  • The body cannot handle glucose, or sugar, because it cannot respond normally to the insulin it produces (Type 2)

In both types, the blood glucose levels are higher than normal. The condition has several complications, especially with constantly high blood sugar levels, including kidney, heart and liver issues as well as blindness. In relation to surgery, the most common concern is the poor wound healing present in diabetics and with cosmetic surgery involving incisions to the skin, it’s indeed an issue.  

Diabetics and Plastic Surgery

But this isn’t to say that diabetic patients can’t undergo cosmetic surgery – diabetes is an issue, not a hindrance per se for most cosmetic doctors and patients. Basically, for a diabetic patient to be considered for a face lift, a neck lift, or liposuction, he or she must have a tight control over his or her blood sugar levels. A battery of tests including a hemoglobin A1c test will be performed to determine the general health of a patient; other pre-operative medical tests will also be performed for safety reasons.

The hemoglobin A1c test involves monitoring blood sugar levels over the span of two to three months. The levels should ideally be below 7% – higher than 7% and the patient will be asked to comply with his insulin management plan.  

During the surgery itself, the cosmetic surgeon and his staff will closely monitor the patient’s vital statistics including blood glucose levels. Afterwards, the patient will be instructed to closely monitor his blood glucose levels, follow his insulin management plan, and take care of his wounds. Again, wound healing can be an issue among diabetics so close monitoring is a must.  

Also, the insulin management plan especially its medications may have to be changed after the surgery. The patient should be careful about compliance and about notifying his doctor about his concerns after the operation.

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