Are You a Candidate for Surgery?

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Being an optimal candidate for plastic surgery is very important to us. Please review this page before scheduling a consultation with us.

At Harrington Plastic Surgery and B.LEV Surgery Center, your safety is our #1 priority.

In addition to the exceptionally experienced team caring for you, we hold ourselves above and beyond the standards of care set forth by QUAD A, a global healthcare accreditation association. In addition, we make sure that you – the patient – also meet certain criteria for outpatient surgery. This is essential in helping you manage the surgical procedure and recovery with minimal risk.

“YES” answers to ANY of the following have been shown to have an increased risk of complications during and after surgical procedures. You should be able to answer all of the following questions with “NO” before consulting with us.

  1. Are you over 70 years old?
  2. Do you have significant heart problems? (history of heart attack or heart/vascular surgery)
  3. Do you have a history of head injury? (stroke, traumatic injury)
  4. Do you have significant respiratory problems? (history of lung disease, COPD)
  5. Do you smoke/vape? (tobacco or marijuana, socially or daily)
  6. Do you have a history of cancer?
  7. Is your body mass index (BMI) 30 or higher? (check this BMI calculator)
  8. Are you a diabetic?
  9. Are you taking long-term steroids?
  10. Do you have a history of MRSA infection?

We welcome you to contact us online or call our Plymouth office today at 651-290-7600 with any questions or to schedule a consultation.