Medications to Avoid Before Breast Surgery

What types of medications are required to avoid before breast surgery?

Preparation is much essential before any kind of surgical process to avoid any sorts of major side effect that occurs due to various medications for pervious health problems. If the patient had suffered from any problem and continue these medicines, then it´s always better to consult with surgeons first. In most of the cases due to ignorance of the patients a simple problem will turn to major one and causes various critical health problem. Due to these reasons, the surgeons will check the blood and perform other tests before offer the final date of surgery to the patients.

Discussing Medications with Surgeon

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The Nicotine patches or any other nicotine replacement can´t get used as the smoking cessation helps immediately before and during the surgery. They also cause a few of same problems with the wound healing like cigarette smoking. Tell the plastic surgeon & anesthesiologist about each medication and supplement that you take on daily or else regular basis. Include one that you have taken in last some months. Few medications, and that includes some anti-depressants, take many weeks to leave body. Because something is very herbal and “natural” doesn´t mean it is safe and in case, these products are all potent enough doing what they say that they can, and they are powerful enough have any side effects. Never leave anything.

What are the medications to avoid?

Almost everybody who undergoes surgery is told not taking aspirin or else other non-steroidal and anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen for one week before the surgery. Few surgeons tell you not taking the medications for 2 weeks before he surgery. Aspirin as well as other NSAIDs inhibit the blood clotting and will cause you excessive bleeding during & after surgery. Some herbal remedies, might increase the bleeding risk. Example, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, green tea as well as gingko biloba will increase risk of bleeding during & after the breast implants surgery.

In case, you need pain reliever in days prior to the surgery, acetaminophen is generally considered very safe. Ask surgeon what you may take to relieve any pain in days & weeks prior to surgery being on safe side. In case, you smoke, then stop at least 2 to 3 weeks before the surgery. Never start it again till at least 2 to 3 weeks after the surgery. Smoking impairs circulation to skin as well as interferes with healing. And this is good time as well as reason – to kick habit for some good reason.