A lot of women are considering different surgical procedures to attain their desired body shape. However, for some reasons, complications occur after the procedures have been performed. Patients with diabetes have a higher incidence of complications after surgery. Diabetes is a common condition in the United States. The first type of diabetes requires patients to take insulin while the second type can be controlled with diet as well as oral medication. The metabolic impact of surgery, fasting, and interruption of glucose therapy contributes to poor glucose control, which in turn can significantly increase mortality, morbidity, and length of stay in patients with diabetes.
High blood sugar or hyperglycemia is associated with an increase of adverse outcomes in hospitalized patients with both medical and surgical conditions, whether the patient is known to have diabetes or not. There is a strong correlation, and studies have shown that having high blood sugar during the surgical procedure increases complications following surgery, including infection. Diabetic patients are prone to nosocomial infections. These are infections that are actually acquired while you are at the hospital. Treatment of postoperative high blood sugar reduces the risk of adverse outcomes. Prevention of high blood sugar also reduces the risks of postoperative complications from any surgery.
Diabetic patients who want to undergo surgical procedures will face another surgical implication. If a patient has diabetic gastroparesis, it may result in delaying gastric emptying and subsequently aspiration after surgery, pneumonia, and death. One of the things to be considered by the patient with diabetes is that a silent heart attack might occur, where there are no physical symptoms. If you are diabetic, you can still have a cosmetic surgery. This is because it will still depend on your preoperative levels, including HCB 1, as well as other factors that your surgeon needs to take into consideration before surgery.