“I’m excited to be getting my tummy tuck and BBL next year but I have concerns. My chosen doctor doesn’t use a SCD device during surgery. I was advised by the nurse to buy my own compression socks and wear them 2 days prior to my surgery day, during the surgery and while recovering.Is this sufficient to prevent DVT? My chosen doc has had MUCH success with this method and to date no patients have suffered from DVT. I feel comfortable w this doctor bt need 2 b 100% sure since it IS my life on the line.”
“Thank you for this very important question. Compression stockings are inadequate in preventing deep venous thrombosis. Abdominoplasty procedure would be considered a high-risk procedure in a Caprini score therefore at the very least SCDs should be used at all times. In my practice, in addition to the SCDs, I use blood thinners to further decrease the risk of deep venous thrombosis.”, explains Aristocrat’s certified surgeon Dr. Kevin Tehrani, M.D., F.A.C.S.
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