Thursday, May 7, 2009

Plastic Surgery - Herbal Supplements are no-no's

Many patients coming in for elective cosmetic surgery are in the process of taking dietary supplements such as fish-oil, Ginseng, Ginkgo-biloba and the list goes on.

You MUST STOP taking all herbal supplements 2 to 3 weeks before surgery. And you must advise your surgeon of any herbal supplements or other substances you have been taking. They may disqualify you, temporarily, for any cosmetic plastic surgery.

The reason is simple; minimize the potential for any drug interactions.

Many of these “supplements” can affect blood clotting.

Not too long ago I did a face lift on a lady who had taken fish-oil and it took all the skill and attention I had to stop her oozing.

So remember,


For more information about plastic surgery in Fort Myers, visit Dr. Brueck's web site. The more you learn the better off you will be.

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