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Abdominoplasty Patient Safety Update

Posted March 19, 2018

If BMI>25 and Age >40, I prescribe a postoperative blood thinner.I prescribe one week of enoxaparin after abdominoplasty to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE) and stop oral hormones 1-2 weeks prior to surgery. These preventive measures are especially important for patients with BMI> 25 and Age> 40. Historically, we have relied on the Caprini score > […]

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