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Hi! I Am About To Undergo A Breast Lift, So

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Posted on Wed, 22 Jul 2020
Question: Hi! I am about to undergo a breast lift, so I will be under General Anaesthetic. However, I have been struggling with an eating disorder (for which I have seeked help) that mainly involved laxative abuse. This abuse was not everyday (more so weekly) for around 6 months (on and off). My question is whether it will be safe for me to undergo the surgery, i have not experienced any negative side effects or symptoms of laxative abuse but i am, of course, scared of unknown damage - is there a connection between laxative abuse and complications with anaesthetic ?
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
It's not abuse, don't worry.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for choosing "Ask a Doctor" service for your query,
I've gone through your details.

Firstly using laxatives once in a week is not abuse. Abuse means using it unnecessarily (almost daily) for months and years.

Secondly, Breast lift has nothing to do with laxative use.

Cleared for surgery!

Thanks...


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Hi! I Am About To Undergo A Breast Lift, So

Brief Answer: It's not abuse, don't worry. Detailed Answer: Hello and thank you for choosing "Ask a Doctor" service for your query, I've gone through your details. Firstly using laxatives once in a week is not abuse. Abuse means using it unnecessarily (almost daily) for months and years. Secondly, Breast lift has nothing to do with laxative use. Cleared for surgery! Thanks...