Are there any supplements that I could begin to take before the surgery to minimize bruising and inflammation?
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Nutritional Supplements to Aid in Recovery
There are no supplements that will decrease bruising and swelling before a mommy makeover.
Supplements Use Prior to Mommy Makeover
I suggest to my patients beginning supplements such as #bromelain or #arnica a week or two before their procedure(s). However, its best to consult with your board-certified Plastic Surgeon beforehand. She or he will make suggestions according to your procedure and medical records in addition to discussing your pre-op preparations. Also, such may be provided for you with your pre-op material and prescriptions in time for your recovery period. You will learn more about preparing at your pre-op appointment.
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You need to follow all of her or his instructions.
Robert Singer, MD FACS
La Jolla, California
Supplements to reduce bruising
Supplements can be taken to try to reduce bruising - but the inflammation is part of the normal healing process.
- Bromolein and arnica taken starting 2-5 days before surgery are said to reduce bruising.
- Ask your surgeon for approval to take these.
Hope you found this answer helpful. Best wishes.
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