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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Tummy Tuck with Factor V Leiden Mutation

I have Factor V Leiden and would desperately like to have a full tummy tuck.

Have visited the surgeons here (I live in the Middle East) and after going through all the prep work, paper work, photos, and setting the date, was told that my case was too high risk and refused surgery.

What are the possibilities of me safely being able to have a tummy tuck? If it is too high risk, are there any other procedures (cosmetic or otherwise) that can help with the baby belly that won't go away?

Thanks - Jenn

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Southlake, TX
United States
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  I just did a patient like this
July 28, 2009 8:05 PM

You need to see your hematologist first. There is a factor V Leiden and factor V Leiden deficiency. Be sure you know which is which. In my case, we used lovenox and the patient did (more)
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  I have factor v
July 3, 2017 9:02 PM

I just realized this was awhile ago. Did you end up having your tummy tuck? I have had a tummy tuck and breast lift while having factor v leiden. I had a syringe of lovenox morning and evening of suurgwry and was fine. I made sure to wear compression stockings post op and got up and walked every hour per my surgeons request and never developed a clot.

Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
July 28, 2009 11:34 PM

Mine is Factor V Leiden (not deficiency) and I am heterozygous on no medication and have had no "qualifying event". Had a minor clot after a sports injury in my right leg that was monitored and taken care of with a topical medication.

Can you tell me, did your patient go through a 6 week treatment pre as well as post surgery? I have been reading that I may need to have blood pressure monitors for 6 weeks post surgery as well as weekly visits to the office for clot checks.

I plan on flying to the States and live with my mom in Dallas when/if I get the procedure done. My next step is to research doctors in that area and start saving more money, as I am sure with this extra complication, my procedure will not be "standard cost".

Thank you for your answer.




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