Am I a good candidate for breast augmentation by fat injection if I take Warfarin?

Q:

I take Warfarin daily as I have had an aortic root replacement with a mechanical valve. My INR levels are around 2.5 and have been stable at this level for a number of years now. I do not suffer from excessive bruising and am fit, active and well. Am I a good candidate for breast augmentation by fat injection?

A:

Katie,

 

 Unfortunately, unless you can come off the Warfin and any other anticoagulation drug substituted for the Warfin for at least in the peri operative period it unlikely you would be a candidate for a breast augmentation with fat grafting. Best,

 

Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

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