Is It Safe to Continue Taking BCAAs, Whey, and Casein Protein Before Breast Augmentation Surgery?

I've been told there are certain vitamins and supplements that are supposed to be stopped 2 weeks prior to surgery, mainly vitamin E, ASA and fish oil. Should I also stop taking BCAAs, whey and casein protein?

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BCAAs, Whey and Casein Protein before Breast Augmentation

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   Branched chain amino acids, whey protein, and casein should not have any negative implacts upon breast augmentation.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Which Supplements Are Safe To Continue Pre-Op?

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The supplements you mentioned (vit E, ASA, fish oil) are known to impair the bodies ability to clot normally which can lead to bleeding problems in the post operative period. I am not aware of any contraindications in reference to the products you have inquired about. Having said that I would recommend that you check with your plastic surgeon. 

I hope this helps. Thank you for the question. Best of luck.

Pedro M. Soler, Jr., MD
Tampa Plastic Surgeon
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Is It Safe to Continue Taking BCAAs, Whey, and Casein Protein Before Breast Augmentation Surgery

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Specifics like these are best asked of your surgeon. I see no issue with the products you ask about. The others that are to be avoided can interfere with normal blood clotting.

All the best. 

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Supplements before Breast Augmentation?

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Thank you for the question. Personally, I do not think that there will be any problem with you taking the amino acids and/or protein supplements prior to breast augmentation surgery. However, always best to check with your chosen plastic surgeon about specifics. Usually, there will be a preoperative visit at which point the “do's and don'ts” will be reviewed.

 Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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