I'm Having a lower body lift in 3 days and i'm not sure when to start taking this medication?
When to Start Taking Arnica Montana and Bromelain? Before or After Surgery?
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Vitamins & Supplements Can Interact with Medications At Time of Anesthesia
Begin Arnica and Bromelain Before Surgery
I would suggest that you begin your Arnica Montana and Bromelain before your body lift. These herbal medications help to minimize swelling and bruising. I recommend a product called Arnika Forte. It combines both Arnica Montana and Bromelain in a single capsule. Patients begin the day before surgery and continue for 6 days after surgery. Good luck with your upcoming procedure!
Arnica and Bromelain Supplements
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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Bromelain And Arnica Montana After Cosmetic Surgery
It's not unusual for patients to be worried about recovery times following cosmetic surgery. Delayed recovery is almost always related to prolonged swelling and bruising. For this reason, every effort should be make to minimize the potential for these complications.
Although there's no strong scientific data available, many surgeons recommend Bromelain and Arnica Montana to minimize bruising in the post-operative period. It's extremely important to discuss the use of this supplement with your surgeon prior to surgery. Your surgeon should be able to answer your questions and give you appropriate direction.
When to start taking Arnica Montana and bromelain?
Hi Dana, I would not take Arnica Montana or Bromaline at all. Arnica Montana and Bromaline may slightly decrease the bruising and they may slightly decrease the swelling. However, they are known to have significant side effects. Please be sure you know the side effects before you start taking this medication these medications. I do not use Arnica or Bromaline at all in my practice. I especially do not use these medications for lower body lifts. The complication rate and side effects are just too high. Congratulations on your weight loss. Good luck with your surgery.
Bromelain and arnica
I am not a big fan of arnica or bromelain. The research in the journals do not support its use much.
Supplements for surgery
Bottom Line: Certain vitamins and minerals can speed healing others can cause problems and slow the process down or cause complications. If healing is going well I usually let my patients go back to their usual regimen of supplements
Check with your doctor as only your doctor would have access to your medical history and what would be best for you. We typically allow our patients to continue their supplements 10 days post op if their recovery is going well.