Preoperative Testing

When patients undergo cosmetic surgery, safety should always be a priority. The pre-operative evaluation varies from patient to patient and depends on a variety of factors. 

The starting point is a comprehensive history and physical examination. Depending on the findings of this evaluation additional studies and consultation may be necessary before proceeding with surgery.

We generally recommend a mammogram on any patient over forty years of age. An EKG is performed on anyone older than fifty. Laboratory studies are performed on an individual basis and depend upon the medical evaluation. The vast majority of patients have CBC’s and pregnancy tests. 

In many cases, consultation with cardiology, pulmonology, and endocrinology are appropriate based on the patient’s medical history.

It’s important to remember that cosmetic procedures are major surgical procedures that have associated risks. For this reason, safety should be everyone’s first priority.