Can someone with diabetes and lupus controlled, have a facelift?
Dr. Dean Kane Q & A
Q. Can someone with diabetes and lupus controlled, have a facelift?
A. Diabetes and lupus are only 2 of many chronic illnesses which are well managed today. There are many drugs that reduce inflammation or prolong healing particularly for auto-immune concerns such as lupus. Diabetes if not managed properly can lead to poor wound healing and infection following surgery.With proper evaluation, stabilization and optimization for elective surgery by your primary care physician and disease specialists, your outcome should be as good as any other patient.
Consult with a Board Certified, well experienced Plastic Surgeon or ENT Facial Surgeon regarding your facelift options and what steps are best to reduce risk to a minimum.
All the best!