Low carb vs. low fat the debate rages on! A recent local article claims that low carb will lower blood pressure better than low fat. The theory is that the low carb acts as a diuretic and the low fat may retain sodium, thus not having as impressive a result on lowering blood pressure.
High blood pressure is a concern in patients seeking plastic surgery. Dr Stuart Kincaid a board certified plastic surgeon serving La Jolla, San Diego, The Inland Empire, and Riverside County, follows safe medical gguidelines and requires independent medical clearance for patients 50 and over. If the patient has controlled and stable blood pressure they may still be a candidate for plastic surgery; however, the recommendation will vary based on the patient. Facelift, rhinoplasty, breast reduction, and abdominoplasty are some of the procedures in which an elevated blood pressure could cause complications. Dr Stuart Kincaid encourages his patients not to loose hope if their surgery has to be postponed due to high blood pressure. Most patients are able to work with their doctor to control their high blood pressure and proceed with surgery. Dr Stuart Kincaid believes in building relationships with patients to ensure the greatest long-term experience.
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