For People with Latex Allergy
Some people have latex allergy and for these people exposure to this product can cause untoward and even severe body reactions. At Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery we have made provisions to assure maximum safety for people who have latex allergy.
Increasing attention has focused on the issue of latex allergy, especially in the medical environment where many medical supplies and devices have traditionally contained latex, or natural rubber. Reactions to this type of latex range from contact dermatitis to lgE-mediated allergy with serious respiratory or systemic involvement.
Latex, or Natural Rubber Crude Latex, is an emulsion or suspension produced by some seed plants, most notably the Hevea Brazilienses tree originating from the Amazon region. This tree contains microscopic globules that are filtered, preserved and processed into the consumer form of latex, or natural rubber. Reactions to the natural form of latex may be caused by latex-specific proteins or by one or more of the chemicals added during the processing.
Plastic surgery is elective and all steps should be taken to create the most comfortable and safest experience possible. At our surgery center in Los Angeles, one of our operating rooms is designated as completely latex free. If you have an allergy or sensitivity to latex, please let your plastic surgeon know. We will make arrangements to make your plastic surgery experience completely free of latex. These steps will help assure you of maximum safety.
For more information on other steps we take to assure your safety, please read about our Patient Safety Program. We are able to have latex-free surgery for all plastic surgery procedures we do, including breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck, eyelift, facelift, rhinoplasty, and more.
Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery performs plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery and is located in Los Angeles, California.
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