Board Certifications: American Board of Facial Plastic and
Reconstructive Surgery American Board of Otolaryngology - ABO

Should I Use Any Herbal Remedies To Help With Facelift Recovery?

This is a complicated question. Different surgeons have different opinions regarding the efficacy and safety of herbal remedy use during recovery from facelift and other facial plastic surgeries.

That being said, Dr. Rizk recommends that you take certain vitamins and herbal supplements during recovery from your facelift. This includes bromelain, an over-the-counter remedy derived from pineapple fruit extract, which reduces swelling. Dr. Rizk also recommends that you use an herbal remedy called arnica montana during recovery. In addition, he may prescribe you medications for pain and swelling.

He also recommends that you avoid certain medications and supplements during your facelift recovery. These include fish oil as well as NSAIDs such as ibuprofen and aspirin, which can increase bleeding.

Dr. Rizk will provide you with detailed recovery instructions that will include instructions regarding herbal remedies, supplements and medications. Contact his office today to learn more.

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Written by Dr. Sam Rizk

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