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The Best Plastic Surgery
Recovery Supplements

These supplement recommendations are provided for reference purposes only.  If you are recovering from surgery, you should always speak with your doctor before beginning any new supplements.  Links on this page are ad links to amazon for your convenience.

Juven Nutritional Supplement

Juven is a  nutritional supplement that is clinically proven to speed wound healing by 67%.  It works by enhancing collagen synthesis by supplying specialized amino acids and collagen. 

It is recommended to take Juven twice daily for a minimum of 2 weeks to support the healing of your incisions.

Juven works great after both surgery and injuries.

Juven Nutritional Supplement

Juven is a  nutritional supplement that is clinically proven to speed wound healing by 67%.  It works by enhancing collagen synthesis by supplying specialized amino acids and collagen. 

It is recommended to take Juven twice daily for a minimum of 2 weeks to support the healing of your incisions.

Juven works great after both surgery and injuries.

Bromelain

Bromelain is clinically proven to reduce bruising and inflammation, promote wound healing, and act as an anti-thrombotic (blood clots) agent.

Derived from pineapple, bromelain has been used for centuries.  Using the supplement is better than the commonly advertised pineapple teas and pineapple juice because they are heated (either to serve or via pasteurization).  The supplement is also better than fresh pineapple in many cases as bromelain is found in the core which is usually not eaten.

Bromelain

Bromelain is clinically proven to reduce bruising and inflammation, promote wound healing, and act as an anti-thrombotic (blood clots) agent.
 

Derived from pineapple, bromelain has been used for centuries.  Using the supplement is better than the commonly advertised pineapple teas and pineapple juice because they are heated (either to serve or via pasteurization).  The supplement is also better than fresh pineapple in many cases as bromelain is found in the core which is usually not eaten.

Magnesium

Magnesium is a natural supplement that helps with constipation post-op.  Anesthesia slows down the gut for several days.  Many people opt to take stool softeners or laxatives to remedy the problem, but they are a type of stimulant and can cause straining.

Magnesium is not a stimulant.  Its presence in the gut draws additional water into the bowel which causes movement to happen naturally.  The Calm brand comes in either a powder so you can adjust how much you take, or as gummies.  Pro tip:  start with a little and give it 6-12 hours before trying more.

Magnesium

Magnesium is a natural supplement that helps with constipation post-op.  Anesthesia slows down the gut for several days.  Many people opt to take stool softeners or laxatives to remedy the problem, but they are a type of stimulant and can cause straining.

Magnesium is not a stimulant.  Its presence in the gut draws additional water into the bowel which causes movement to happen naturally.  The Calm brand comes in either a powder so you can adjust how much you take, or as gummies.  Pro tip:  start with a little and give it 6-12 hours before trying more.

Serrapeptase

Serrapeptase is a type of proteolytic enzyme that reduces inflammation and leads to less scarring – both at the point of incision and beneath the skin.

Serrapeptase breaks down dead tissues and helps the body rid itself of the excess fibrin that is responsible for poor wound healing that causes ugly scarring.  It also helps to prevent the formation of fibrosis.

Serrapeptase

Serrapeptase is a type of proteolytic enzyme that reduces inflammation and leads to less scarring – both at the point of incision and beneath the skin.

Serrapeptase breaks down dead tissues and helps the body rid itself of the excess fibrin that is responsible for poor wound healing that causes ugly scarring.  It also helps to prevent the formation of fibrosis.

Natural Vitamin C

Vitamin C is critical for building new collagen after surgery (important for skin tightening), but most vitamin C supplements are artificial and cause stomach problems and gas.


Camu Camu
is a plant high in vitamin C, giving you the necessary building blocks for collagen production without causing gas and bloating.

Natural Vitamin C

Vitamin C is critical for building new collagen after surgery (important for skin tightening), but most vitamin C supplements are artificial and cause stomach problems and gas.


Camu Camu
is a plant high in vitamin C, giving you the necessary building blocks for collagen production without causing gas and bloating.

Supplements to Avoid

Herbs, Vitamins, and Medications
That Can Interfere with Plastic Surgery 

There are many common supplements and medicines that we buy over the counter and believe that they are harmless because they are easy to obtain (like aspirin) or because they are a natural substance.  Many of these things can interfere with your surgery by making it hard to clot (a necessary process to stop bleeding) or they have other undesirable effects.

  • Vitamin E
  • Chromium
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Ginkgo
  • Goldenseal
  • Ginseng
  • Feverfew
  • Flaxseed
  • Fish oil
  • Echinacea
  • Licorice
  • Saw Palmetto
  • Ephedra
  • Kava-Kava
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Valerian Root
  • Appetite Suppressants (including herbal ones)
  • Pain killers that are also blood thinners such as aspirin, Motrin, Advil