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Aspirin before Surgery?

Posted Nov 20 2005 12:00am

The subject of aspirin used before surgery popped up in the LA Times this week. The use of drugs that “thin the blood” is dangerous before cosmetic surgery as it increases the chance that you could bleed shortly after your operation. Bleeding can lead to hematomae (blood collections under the skin) that can wreak cosmetic surgery results and lead to the need for additional surgery. You should always inform your doctor of the medications or supplements that you take before surgery so that the list can be reviewed and modifications (if needed) can be made.

My DO NOT TAKE drug list (don’t stop any medication without speaking with your doctor)

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD

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