Also in illness, it is worth taking care of your beauty, because it increases self-esteem and improves mood, which in turn has a positive effect on the functioning of the entire body and strengthens its defense functions. However, in some situations, aesthetic treatments can be risky.
Modern aesthetic medicine and plastic surgery offer a wide range of beauty treatments. However, it is worth knowing that some of them may be contraindicated in both a chronic disease and systematic medications. This does not mean that the disease precludes plastic surgery. But its performance must be preceded by a thorough health analysis, studying the possible interactions between the medications taken and the preparations used during the procedure.
Beware of stimulants
Smoking cigarettes is a serious contraindication to surgical procedures in the field of aesthetic medicine, not only in the case of a chronic disease. The toxins contained in the smoke damage small blood vessels, which translates into a high risk of complications after the procedure. Therefore, the principle was adopted that smokers should not undergo any surgical procedures in the field of aesthetic medicine. What's more, after quitting the addiction, the procedure can be performed only after six months of abstinence. It is similar with alcohol. Overusing it makes it impossible to undergo many treatments.
Eligibility for surgery - on what basis?
Eliminating wrinkles, correcting the face oval, administering hyaluronic acid, botulinum toxin or deep peeling are treatments that strongly interfere with our body. People who are chronically ill who want to undergo them should provide a specialist in aesthetic medicine or plastic surgery with full information about their health condition. On this basis, the doctor can assess whether the procedure will have a negative effect on the patient's health.
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You should take all medical documentation and a list of medications you are taking for a qualifying visit at an aesthetic medicine office. The safest solution for the patient would be to contact both specialists - the plastic surgeon and the attending physician - so that they could discuss the scope of the planned procedure and consider whether it will worsen the symptoms of a chronic disease. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely. One of the reasons is that women do not admit to a plastic surgeon about their diseases, because the most important thing for them is to improve their beauty.
Medicines are sometimes a contraindication to the procedure
A specialist in aesthetic medicine must know about all medications (prescription and over-the-counter), because the use of some of them precludes the possibility of performing certain treatments.
Acetylsalicylic acid, which is administered prophylactically in many cardiological diseases, disturbs blood clotting. Ginkgo biloba (Japanese ginkgo) has a very strong anticoagulant effect, as well as garlic, which we like to eat during colds.
Regular consumption of these seemingly mild preparations or products can cause serious bleeding during a banal beauty treatment. Fortunately, some medications, without harming your health, can be discontinued for a while and then undergo a beauty treatment. We should also remember that periods of exacerbation of symptoms and remissions are a feature of chronic diseases. If we want to use a beauty treatment, it is best to perform it in remission, because then the risk of complications will be lower.
The specialist has the last vote
People wishing to change their appearance, rejuvenate, often have their own idea to make their dreams come true, but it is not always possible. The role of a doctor dealing with aesthetic medicine is to choose the safest treatment for the patient and achieve the best possible effect.