I have Fibromyalgia/Scleroderma and I’m getting a Breast Reduction/Tummy Tuck in April. 6 1/2 hour surgery? (photos)

I was diagnosed in 2011 with Fibromyalgia and in 1/2014 with “mild scleroderma” meaning my symptoms are minimal (joint pain/generalized pain). Should I expect problems with healing after my procedures? Should I expect the pain to be severe? I will off my medications 2 weeks before until 2 weeks after surgery. I’ve been taking Savella 50mg BID for 3 years and Plaquenil 200mg BID since 1/2014. I am weaning myself off now, with my doctor’s oversight, in order to have surgery. Any words of wisdom?

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I have Fibromyalgia/Scleroderma and I’m getting a Breast Reduction/Tummy Tuck in April. 6 1/2 hour surgery?

In my practice, I have had patients with your medical “conditions” do very well after the combination surgery you are scheduled for.  On the other hand, I have also had patients who have had more than average discomfort associated with the same procedures. I have found that the “mindset” the patient’s have prior to proceeding with surgery,  regardless of whether they have any type of… SHOW MORE

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
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I have Fibromyalgia/Scleroderma and I’m getting a Breast Reduction/Tummy Tuck in April. 6 1/2 hour surgery?

Obtain full medical clearances and understand you have a slightly increased risks of complications with these medical issues…
Darryl J. Blinski, MD

Darryl J. Blinski, MD

Fibromyalgia/Scleroderma Okay Combined Breast Reduction, Tummy Tuck but Medications May Increase Your Risk

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