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I saw my plastic surgeon and he is going to do a local injection to revise some problem spots from my brachioplasty. He also want to do a little steroid injections at some of the darker, thicker incision areas. My bypass surgeon said never to have any anti inflammatory or steroids. He said to not even have a steroid injection in a joint etc. He is very conservative.

Has anyone else ever had steroid injections locally just skin deep after bypass? Would you ever consider it? If I do can I take tums or something to help prevent an issue. The steroid obviously wouldn't be taken orally but would go into my blood stream.

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I had two or three cortisone injections in my hip after my surgery (before surgery, I had a cortisone shot every three months - but once the weight started coming off, I didn't need them after the first few months). Anyway, I never had any problems with them.

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I thought the no steroids or anti inflammatories referred to oral medications because they are harsh on your stomach lining more so if you regularly take them. My surgeon said I could take the odd anti inflammatory if needed. I take one if I have a headache which is very rare.

Check with your surgeon to make sure. Best to be certain.

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