Bromeline and Arnica Montana
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- 2 years ago
bromeline and Arnica Montana what is the recomended dosage prior to BA and Tummy Tuck surgery? ( will talk to my PS of course!) I just see many people talk about it and how it helped. PS included. So how many MG how many times a day for how many days??
Bromelin and Arnica Montana for Cosmetic Surgery
Arnica and bromelain
I routinely give arnica and bromeliad to preoperative patients to help with bruising and swelling. I feel patients do better and bounce back quicker. We start treatment with bromeliad 5 days prior to procedure and then postoperatively. The bromeliad is taken under the tongue 5 times a day after surgery.
Arnica and Bromelin for surgery
I hate to rain on everyones parade, but there is absolutely no evidence that either of these drugs make any difference in regards to bruising, swelling or recovery. Even worse is the marketing of these products in homeopathic formulations , which by definition means that there is no biologically significant quantity of the the product in the medicine. These products work by virtue of the "placebo effect", which can be quite powerful and makes use of the patients own positive thoughts about the product. The best way to limit bruising and swelling in liposuction and tummy tuck surgery is to use a topical foam dressing under a compression garment. I am sorry to be so blunt, but it is a doctor's duty to also be a scientist-and the science just isn't there for Arnica and Bromelin.
Daniel Medalie, MD
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