I had a BA in January. Can I start taking collagen suppliments now?

I'd like to know when I can start taking suppliments again. Namely collagen.

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I had a BA in January. Can I start taking collagen suppliments now?

I don't restrict supplements for my patients more than one week after surgery. However, it's always best to check with your surgeon if there is any concern.

Portland Plastic Surgeon
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I can't see any reason for a restriction. I do not restrict any medication or supplements for my BA patients after 2 weeks post op. Ask your Plastic Surgeon if you aren't sure.
All the best

Jerome Edelstein, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Vitamins after breast augmentation

Great question! I do not restrict supplements at this point in the post-operative period. Of course, it's always a good idea to talk with your physician who understands your health history and goals of supplementation, but in terms of your breast augmentation I don't see an issue. There are some really great naturopaths in the Seattle area, which might be a good fit for you in terms of your regimen. Best of luck and congratulations, Dr. Meghan Nadeau, Seattle, WA

Meghan Nadeau, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Ask your doc!

Hi jenbird77, At over 8 months post op you shouldn't have any restrictions, including dietary supplements, however, this would be a question for YOUR doctor. They know your health history and did your case, so they are the ones with the direct knowledge to help you. Give them a call!

William Aiello, MD
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Nutritional supplements after breast augmentation

I can only state my own preferences regarding nutritional supplementation after breast augmentation and I would always defer to your own surgeon's protocol. I do not restrict nutritional supplements after breast augmentation at all, although I do ask that any supplements that could increase the chance for bleeding (Vit E, fish oil, etc) be stopped for one week prior to surgery.

Richard H. Fryer, MD
Salt Lake City Plastic Surgeon
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