Pre Plastic Surgery Clearance Specialist

The Health & Wellness Center -  - Family Practice

The Health & Wellness Center

Family Practice & Doctor of Nursing Practice located in St. Louis, MO

Before any type of surgery, including plastic surgery, you need a pre-surgical exam to make sure it’s safe for you to go ahead with the procedure. Secil Schodroski, FNP-C, DNP, and the team at The Health & Wellness Center in St. Louis, Missouri, provide comprehensive pre-plastic surgery clearance exams. Call the office or book your pre-plastic surgery clearance exam online today.

Pre Plastic Surgery Clearance Q & A

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Who needs pre-plastic surgery clearance?

Anyone scheduled to have plastic surgery needs pre-plastic surgery clearance. All surgical procedures have some amount of risk. Your plastic surgeon needs to make sure you’re ready for surgery and not at risk of complications because of underlying medical issues. 

The Health & Wellness Center is a primary care practice that provides pre-plastic surgery clearance exams. They offer these exams to anyone in need of surgical clearance, including young people undergoing procedures such as breast implants, liposuction, or a Brazilian butt lift.

You should schedule your pre-plastic surgery clearance within a month of your procedure. 

What happens during pre-plastic surgery clearance?

The team takes an individualized approach to care, and the specifics of your pre-plastic surgery clearance may depend on the type of surgery you’re having and your medical history. 

Your provider reviews your medical history and the types of medications and supplements you take. They also ask about your upcoming surgery and your expectations. Your provider completes a physical exam and runs a number of tests, including:

Electrocardiogram (EKG)

An EKG assesses heart health.

Hemoglobin and hematocrit

Hemoglobin and hematocrit are red blood cells. The team measures your hemoglobin and hematocrit to look for signs of anemia. You lose blood during surgery, and having anemia may affect your recovery.

Iron panel

The iron panel is a blood test that checks your iron levels and stores. Inadequate iron stores may make it harder for you to replace blood loss from surgery, which may affect healing. If you have low iron levels, The Health & Wellness Center offers in-house iron infusions. 

Pregnancy and HIV test

Your pre-plastic surgery clearance also includes an HIV test and, if a woman, a pregnancy test. 

Prothrombin (PT) and international normalized ratio (INR)

PT is a test that measures how long it takes for your blood to clot. INR is a calculation of your PT results. If your blood takes too long to clot, you may be at risk of uncontrolled bleeding during your surgery.

What happens after pre-plastic surgery clearance?

Your provider discusses the results of your pre-plastic surgery clearance with you and sends their assessment to your plastic surgeon. Your plastic surgeon uses the information from the clearance exam to adjust your surgical plan and reduce the risk of complications.

The team at The Health & Wellness Center can provide any additional treatments or therapies to ensure you get the best possible outcomes and a fast recovery. 

Call The Health & Wellness Center or book your pre-plastic surgery clearance online today.