Can You Have Surgery On Your Period?
This article will answer a common question for many women: Can you have surgery on your period? Moreover, the short answer is yes, you can. The long answer concerns how the menstrual cycle works in your body and what hormones help control this cycle.
Women who are considering cosmetic surgery express worry about the timing of the procedure and their menstrual cycle. Many people fear that getting their period around the time of their operation might lead to complications. It is safe to have surgery during your period because women do not have an elevated risk of problems. Although some women have menstruation symptoms, including cramping in the abdomen and modest breast soreness and swelling, these symptoms don’t usually impact the surgical procedure.
According to Dr. Berman, although it can be uncomfortable, your treatment won’t be affected, as surgeons are accustomed to seeing blood. Let your admitting nurse know that you are on your period so that they know when to change you and advise the recovery workers to provide you with sanitary items. To lower the danger of infection, your nurses will probably encourage you to forego using a tampon in favor of a pad.
You should be sure you can tolerate the anesthesia and know how long it will last before you decide that it is safe to go ahead with your operation. The hospital will explain the risks and what kind of anesthesia might be used for a particular operation. They will also tell you if any conflicts with your medications might interfere with your recovery time in case post-surgery complications arise.
Some women intentionally consider having plastic surgery on their period (called elective vaginoplasty) as many women find that their discharge is unsightly and embarrassing. Many women wish to make their periods more regular or even less painful by removing the endometrium tissues within their uteri and using them as an artificial vagina. However, this procedure is fraught with risks that must be considered carefully before proceeding.
If you have any questions about plastic surgery, please don’t hesitate to contact Berman Plastic Surgery & SPA by calling 561-235-3208 or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation. Our office is located in Boca Raton, Florida, and we are pleased to serve patients throughout the United States and visitors from across the world.
Dr. Jonathan Ross Berman is a Boca Raton plastic surgeon who has been certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery with over 30 years of service experience specializing in Breast Augmentation, Rhinoplasty, Face Lift, Liposuction, and many other types of plastic surgery in Boca Raton, FL.