The decision to continue or to stop blood thinning tablets and herbs is decided by weighing the dangers of stopping against the dangers of continuing.

If you are taking the thinners “just in case” and you have no underlying pathology or disease then you risk of stopping is very low. If you have Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation, Ischaemic Heart Disease or stents, or have TIAs then your risk is higher and consideration can be given to having a gentle fat harvesting with a low risk of Post-op bleeding.

Other factors that may impact will be other medication that may have an additive effect, any changes in your blood screen including coagulation profile, liver and kidney function.

Diet does have an impact with green leafy vegetables supplying more Vit K which helps with blood clotting.

A history of frequent fainting, heart irregularity, other health problems, smoking and age over 75 are all considerations.

If you are not fit for an outpatient procedure we will not be able to proceed.