• Vitamins And Herbs That Interfere With Your Plastic Surgery

Vitamins And Herbs That Interfere With Your Plastic Surgery

Many people have incorporated a variety of vitamins and supplements into their daily routines. Certain vitamins and minerals, especially if you are deficient, can confer some health benefits, while others, if you are eating a healthy diet, tend to have very little effect. Many people also begin taking vitamins before and after plastic surgery in an attempt to boost their immune system, speed up healing and generally make the process as easy, and as quick as possible. There are, however, certain vitamins and herbs to steer clear of because they could potentially interfere with your plastic surgery. Below are some of them.

Vitamins And Herbs That Interfere With Your Plastic Surgery

Many people are unaware, but herbs, and products that contain them, are packaged as nutritional products and therefore do not come with the quantities on the back, simply a list of ingredients. Nor will they provide warnings, or suggested usage instructions. Many people, therefore, assume that they are safer than pharmaceutical drugs. That is not the case at all and can be a dangerous assumption if a person is facing surgery.

Many people fail to disclose the herbs, vitamins or supplements they might be taking before going into surgery, which is never a good idea.

Below are a list of vitamins, herbs, supplements and medications that could potentially interfere with your cosmetic surgery and if you are taking any of them, you should definitely let your surgeon know:

  • Aspirin, Motrin, Advil or other blood thinners
  • Any diet pills or herb blends designed to control appetite
  • Chromium
  • Echinacea
  • Ephedra
  • Feverfew
  • Flaxseed
  • Fish oil
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Ginkgo
  • Ginseng
  • Goldenseal
  • Kava-Kava
  • Licorice
  • Saw Palmetto
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Valerian Root
  • Vitamin E

For instance, you may have never considered it, but ginseng and fish oil could end up causing excessive bleeding during skin surgery. Saw palmetto, additionally is often quoted by surgeons as being something that can cause bleeding and delay blood clotting.

Surgery is not something to take lightly, nor a time for your pride to get in the way. If you are nervous about telling your surgeon you are taking herbal remedies, or supplements that they are going to find unscientific, or if you simply believe that “all natural” remedies are just universally good for you, regardless of the context, please consider the above information. Don’t put yourself in needless jeopardy.

January 23, 2017
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