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erdocsmom
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Avoiding Vitamin C after surgery
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I'm having a browlift by a well respected surgeon who previously performed an EXCELLENT facelift on me 5 years ago. This time he wants me to take Vitamin C before surgery but avoid it (including food) for 4 months afterwards as he says it causes scarring. Have you heard of this? Also I take 400 mg vitamin E before hand and 800 mg afterwards.

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drclevens


Plastic surgeon
Melbourne, FL
United States
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May 17, 2012 1:11 PM

There are an array of medications and supplements to avoid before surgery. The most essential are those that could cause unnecessary bleeding, such as aspirin-containing products, NSAID?s (more)
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docblinski


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Miami, FL
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May 3, 2012 6:03 AM

Nope! But STOP vit E can cause bleeding and ecchymosis. Return to this doctor for a medicl source to explain the non use of fit C (more)
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