Can You Take Fish Oil Tablets 2 Months After a Rhinoplasty?

I take the omega 3 fish oil tablets and I have been for the past 3 weeks. I had my rhinoplasty 3 months ago, I was wondering if this was ok. Thanks.

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Vitamins or OTC after Surgery

Most plastic surgeons will tell their patients that at 2 weeks after surgery, they can resume taking vitamins or over-the-counter supplements, etc. The risk of significant bleeding occurring 2 weeks post-operatively is extremely low. As always, you should contact the plastic surgeon’s office or speak with the office nurse.

Cape Girardeau Plastic Surgeon
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Fish oil after rhinoplasty?

It is ok to take fish oil 2 months after a rhinoplasty. This will have no effect on your result at this stage of your healing. In general, you want to avoid the following 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after your surgery:

2) Fish oil
3) Vitamin E
4) Herbal supplements

The above can cause bleeding during and after surgery, and are best avoided closer to the operation. I hope this helps, and best of luck to you.

Can You Take Fish Oil Tablets 2 Months After a Rhinoplasty?

    The bleeding risk that is observed is most pronounced for the one month window around the time of rhinoplasty.                                                                                                                         Kenneth Hughes, MD                                                                                                           Los Angeles, CA

Supplement Use After Rhinoplasty

You may resume all supplements one week after a rhinoplasty. There is no problems with taking fish oil supplements now.

Resuming fishoil after rhinoplasty

It should cause no problem to resume your fish oil 2 months after Rhinoplasty. I usually have my patients stop all their vitamins and herbal supplements 2 weeks before and two weeks after a procedure. Hope this helps.

Louis M. DeJoseph, MD
Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Fish oil 2 months after rhinoplasty

Taking fish oil after 2 months is ok. I would recommend speaking with your surgeon, as they may have specific guidelines they would like you to follow. I hope this helps, and best of luck to you. 

Paul S. Nassif, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Fish oil okay after rhinoplasty.

You should be safe to take fish oil after a rhinoplasty. Nevertheless this is a question that should be answered by your own surgeon.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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