When Can You Resume Fish Oil and Multi Vitimans After Surgery?

I had rhinoplasty 24 days ago and have been off fish oil and a multi vitamin for weeks before the surgery, and ever since the surgery. When can I resume my normal intake of fish oil (3g) and my multi vitamin? Thanks.

Doctor Answers 6

Wait 2 Weeks After Surgery For Fish Oil And Multivitamins

Every surgeon follows a different protocol for this, but I usually feel it is better to wait about 2 weeks after surgery. But just clarify with your surgeon if you have any concerns.

Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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When Can You Resume Fish Oil and Multi Vitimans After Surgery

I usually allow patients to resume supplements about 1 and 1/2 to 2 weeks postop.  This gives time for the wounds to start to heal and metabolic wound mechanisms to begin their functions.

Paul Vitenas, Jr., MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 107 reviews

When Can You Resume Fish Oil and Multi Vitimans After Surgery?

You should ask your Rhinoplasty Surgeon for his/her post Rhinoplasty instructions in this matter but we advise our Rhinoplasty patients to avoid these types of supplements for 1 month following their Rhinoplasty.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

When to restart fish oil and vitamins after surgery

This is a question that is best answered by your plastic surgeon but in general 10 -14 days is relatively standard.  

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Resuming Fish oil and multivitamins after surgery

You should check with your surgeon to get their approval first.  However, I usually have my patients resume their usual supplements 10 days after surgery.

Angela Sturm, MD
Houston Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Resuming fish oil and vitamins after rhinoplasty should be okay.

I'm not sure why you're taking fish oil and vitamins but I can't see how it would create any problems for you relative to rhinoplasty. Nevertheless, get approval from your surgeon.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

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