I have Factor 5 Leiden - is it safe for me to have breast augmentation?

I want to get breast implants. It was discovered while I was pregnant that I have Factor 5 Leiden disorder. I was on Clexane whilst pregnant but was taken off of it at the end of my pregnancy. My doctor said there was no need to take it at any other time except during pregnancy as it prevents miscarriage. Is it OK for me now to safely have breast augmentation?

Yes it is possible to have breast augmentation with Factor 5 Leiden syndrome. However it is essential that you be cleared by your Hematologist and that the doctor communicate with your plastic surgeon about peri operative management. Expect to be treated with Lovenox which may increase chances for peri operative bleeding slightly.

Brooke R. Seckel MD, FACS
Brooke R. Seckel MD, FACS
195 Commonwealth AvenueBostonMA02116US

Brooke R. Seckel MD, FACS

195 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

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