Q: I will be having a facelift in 6 weeks. Is there anything I should be taking prior to surgery? I am fair skinned and bruise easily.
A: A proper diet and moderate exercise is essential for the body to be in its most optimal condition to provide the healing essentials for injury and surgery.
Regarding dietary concerns:
- Protein dense, low calorie diet
- Minerals, vitamins, essential fatty acids and anti-oxidants
- During the 2 weeks prior to surgery, omit added fatty acids, anti-inflammatory medications such as steroids and non-steroidals, Vitamin E and any non-essential supplements.
- Discuss with your surgeon, the use of Arnica montana and pineapple (bromelain) to reduce bruising and inflammation.
All the best with your facelift!
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