Recommend Taking Arnica Montana After Tummy Tuck and Breast Augmentation?

I am wondering if this really helps with swelling and bruising? I am going in for a tt and breast aug July 6 and would like to start taking or know what I can take after to help out. Does anyone recommend this?

Doctor Answers (8)

Mommy Makeover Recovery

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Thank you for your question.

In my practice, we do recommend Arnica for post surgery recovery to help with swelling and bruising.  I would highly recommend that you speak to your surgeon and his/her staff to make see what they recommend.

Good Luck!


San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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I reccomend arnica

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I reccomend arnica to my patients; however, you do best to ask your own doctor what he or she reccomends. Each of us has a different protocol before surgery.

William B. Rosenblatt, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Arnica Montana for bruising after tummy tuck and breast augmentation

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Arnica

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I know that some offices recommend this product for surgery. The best way to prevent bruising after surgery is with good surgical technique ie. stop the bleeding so there is no bruising. I have it and will supply the patients with it if they would like. I do not feel this herb is of any use at all but it is certainly not discouraged if the patients feel strongly about using it.

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