Herbal supplements and even over the counter medications can screw up your cosmetic surgery. They can interact with anesthesia or increase the chances of bleeding.
For example, Vitamin E, Marine Fatty Acids, Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements may increase risk of bleeding with surgery. I recommend my patients to stop them 2 weeks prior and for about 1 week after surgery.
I have a “Do Not Take” List for my practice on my website for those interested.
John Di Saia MD
Originally posted 2006-02-22 16:30:00.