Has anyone ever had a plastic surgery procedure after being diagnosed with lupus? I was diagnoised with lupus almost 3 years ago. I have not had terrible health when considering most cases, but I have had some ups and downs. When compared to others, I know my case seems to be on the mild side. I have been off of prednisome for a while now and when I was on it the highest dose was about 40 mg over a two year period of time. I gained 60 pounds over the two years. I have gone down considerably but am still not at where I started. I have been walking and eating right but it is still noticeable that my shape has definately changed. I believe that the predisome helped me to store the permanent type of belly fat because I am going down everywhere else but the belly. I have an abnormal amount of fat around my abdomen (love handles, a front pooch and back rolls). I haven't had any children and I know that those type of abdomen issues would be expected after having children. I am seriously considering liposuction. I have searched the web and couldn't find much on the subject of lupus and liposuction. I did find a health message board web site where someone with lupus wanted a tummy tuck but was scared and was asking for help or suggestions. She eventually went on to have it done with now problems or complications.
I know this sounds crazy to even be worried about with the other serious health issues that many of us face. But my body has changed so much so that I am considering it because I am very unhappy with the fat rolls on my belly and back.
Any feedback or comments would be welcomed. Thanks.
Well though I am in remission now......Back when my lupus was active I did have two knee surgeries. Both surgeries provoked flares of my lupus. Many "lupies" I have talked to have expressed they have had lupus flares following medical procedures.
You probably should have a long talk with your doc about it. Discuss with your doc about taking prednisone before and after the procedure.... And whether you should have the procedure at all.