When can I start taking supplements?

I am 1 week post op and still swollen and bloated. Are there any supplements I can take that will help healing and the swelling ? Also, I like to add BCAAs, CLA and other similar products to my water, when will it be safe to do so?

Doctor Answers 1

Breast lift - are supplements ok now?

Thank you for asking about your breast lift.
  • Swelling after surgery happens 100% of the time and is a normal response to surgery.
  • It is probably fine to take your supplements now but after surgery, you need to confirm this with your surgeon.
  • Only your surgeon knows your medical history and what was done at surgery.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes  - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

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