There are a number of medications, herbs, and supplements that board-certified McLean plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside will require you stop taking prior to your procedure. Antidepressants, however, are not among them. A recent in-depth review of over 25 studies looking at patient safety and antidepressants found “no consistent evidence that taking antidepressants increases the risk of bleeding, breast cancer, or other adverse outcomes.”
Of course, every patient is different and certain considerations must be made on an individual basis, but evidence suggests that continued antidepressant use before and after your plastic surgery procedure is not likely to increase risks of complications.
We Care about Your Needs
Dr. Gartside is an experienced plastic surgeon who cares deeply about the needs of our patients. During your initial plastic surgery consultation she will carefully listen to all of your concerns, fully assess your medical history, and discuss preoperative steps that will reduce your risks and improve the likelihood of pleasing results. While antidepressants may not be a factor, other pills and supplements may. This will be discussed in greater detail during your visit to help ensure your safety and satisfaction.
To schedule your consultation at our McLean or Reston office, please contact New Image Plastic Surgery Associates today. We welcome patients from all areas of Virginia and Washington, DC.