Will Plastic Surgeons Do Surgery On Lupus Patients?
I have been forunate enough to have had a successful RNY to DS confersion surgery in September. I have not quite finished losing all of the weight I'd like to lose yet, but I'm getting close, So, I am starting to think about the next phase, I am 5'9, 186#, with quite a bit of loose skin around my thighs and arms. Do you know of any plastic surgeon that would be comfortable operating on a lupus patient? I know that I have at least a good 15# of skin alone on my thighs. By the way, I am currently in remission from Lupus, and 40yo.
Thank you so much,
on 4/23/12 8:22 am - KY
Now, after a DS and loss of 237 pounds total, I'm looking at thighplasty/butt lift/lipo for my bottom half.
Not real confident about the doctor, though, and I may decide to just live my life in body shapers until I find a doctor I feel good about.
Prednisone is now reserved for moderate flares that can be treated at home. I still take a bunch of meds, too, but the difference now is...they are working! I did add Lyrica for the fibromyalgia.
Yes, there are doctors who will perform plastic surgery on a lupus patient. I chose the path of showing him how committed I was by sharing by diet and exercise program. I had a GREAT surgeon. He did a total lower body lift (Tummy Tuck + booty lift) and a hernia repair (complication of my WLS surgery). He did a wonderful job... I am estatic... I was able to drop down at least 4 pants sizes. I am excited every time I see a flat tummy and can fit comfortably into bikini underwear. Do your homework and ask questions up front - somethings we are reluctant to talk about. Tummy tucks can have an enormous effect on your sex life (I think for the better) - numbness may be a life long issue. Ask the questions. don't be afraid.