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The Comprehensive List of what to avoid before Plastic Surgery

Preparing for plastic surgery is a big step. There may have been mental hurdles you overcame. There may have been physical hurdles you overcame and weight loss goals you achieved. There may also have been a significant financial commitment to your plastic surgery procedure. Dr. Katzen, his staff, and you want nothing to go wrong with your procedure. To minimize the chances of potential complications, you should review your medications, vitamins, and supplements. By themselves, medications, vitamins, and supplements have side effects. These side effects can include bleeding and poor healing. Also, in combination some medications can interfere with anesthesia drugs and other required post-operative medications, like antibiotics. Certain vitamins and supplements can also interfere with healing and actually, work against you.

During your consultation with Dr. Katzen please list and mention all medications, vitamins, and supplements you are taking. Some medications need to be stopped well before surgery to minimize their untoward effects.

Below is a list of medications that you should avoid two weeks before plastic surgery

  • 4-Way Cold Tabs
  • 4-Way with Codeine
  • 5-Aminosalicylic Acid
  • A-A Compound
  • A.C.A.
  • Accutrim
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid
  • Actifed
  • Actron
  • Acular (ophthalmic)
  • Adapin
  • Adprin-B products
  • Advil products
  • Aleve
  • Alka-Seltzer products
  • Amigesic
  • Amitriptyline
  • Amoxapine
  • Anacin products
  • Anafranil
  • Anaprox products
  • Anexsia
  • Anexsia with Codeine
  • Anisindione
  • Ansaid
  • Anturane
  • Argesic-SA
  • Arthra-G
  • Arthriten products
  • Arthritis Bufferin
  • Arthritis Foundation products
  • Arthritis Pain Formula
  • Arthritis Strength BC Powder
  • Arthropan
  • ASA
  • Asacol
  • Ascriptin products
  • Asendin
  • Aspergum Azdone
  • Asprimox products
  • Aventyl
  • Axotal
  • Azulfidine products
  • B-A-C
  • Backache Maximum Strength Relief
  • Bayer Products
  • BC Powder
  • BC Tablets
  • Bismatrol products
  • Buffered Aspirin
  • Bufferin products
  • Buffets II
  • Buffex
  • Butal/ASA/Caff
  • Butalbital Compound
  • Cama Arthritis Pain Reliever
  • Carisoprodol Compound
  • Cataflam
  • Cheracol
  • Children's Advil
  • Choline Magnesium Trisalicylate
  • Choline Salicylate
  • Clinoril
  • Clinoril C
  • Clomipramine
  • Contac
  • Cope
  • Coricidin
  • Cortisone medications
  • Coumadin
  • Dalteparin injection
  • Damason-P
  • Darvon Compound-65
  • DarvonIASA
  • Daypro
  • Desipramine
  • Diclofenac
  • Dicumerol
  • Dimetapp Sinus
  • Dipentum
  • Dipyridamole
  • Disalcid
  • Doan's products
  • Dolobid
  • Doxepin
  • Doxycycline
  • Dristan
  • Dristan Sinus
  • Duragesic
  • Easprin
  • Ecotrin products
  • Elavil
  • Emagrin
  • Empirin products
  • Endep
  • Enoxaparin injection
  • Equagesic
  • Etodolac
  • Etrafon products
  • Excedrin products
  • Feldene
  • Fenoprofen
  • Fiorgen PF
  • Fiorinal products
  • Flagyl
  • Flurbiprofen
  • Fragmin injection
  • Furadantin
  • Gelpirin
  • Genpril
  • Genprin
  • Gensan
  • Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powders
  • Halfrin products
  • Haltran
  • Heparin
  • Hydrocortisone
  • IBU
  • Ibuprin
  • Ibuprofen
  • Ibuprom
  • Imipramine
  • Indochron E-R
  • Indocin products
  • Indomethacin products
  • Isollyl
  • Isollyl Improved
  • Janimine
  • Kaodene
  • Ketoprofen
  • Ketorolac
  • Lanorinal
  • Limbitrol products
  • Lodine
  • Lortab ASA
  • Lovenox injection
  • Ludiomil
  • Macrodantin
  • Magan
  • Magnaprin products
  • Magnesium Salicylate
  • Magsal
  • Maprotiline
  • Marnal
  • Marthritic
  • Meclofenamate
  • Meclomen
  • Mefenamic Acid
  • Mellaril
  • Menadol
  • Meprobamate
  • Mesalamine
  • Methocarbamol
  • Micrainin
  • Midol products
  • Miradon
  • Mobidin
  • Mobigesic
  • Momentum
  • Mono-Gesic
  • Motrin products
  • Nabumetone
  • Nalfon products
  • Naprelan
  • Naprosyn products
  • Naprox X
  • Naproxen
  • Night-Time Effervescent Cold
  • Norgesic products
  • Norpramin
  • Nortriptyline
  • Norwich products
  • Nuprin
  • Ocufen (ophthalmic)
  • Olsalazine
  • Opasal
  • Orphengesic products
  • Orudis products
  • Oruvail
  • Oxaprozin
  • Oxycodone
  • P-A-C
  • Pabalate products
  • Pain Reliever Tabs
  • Pamelor
  • Pan-PAC
  • Panasal
  • Pentasa
  • Pentoxyfylline
  • Pepto-Bismol
  • Percodan products
  • Persantine
  • Pertofrane
  • Phenaphen Codeine #3
  • Phenyipropanolamine
  • Pink Bismuth
  • Piroxicam
  • Ponstel
  • Prednisone
  • Profenal
  • Propoxyphene Compound products
  • Protamine
  • Protriptyline
  • Pyrroxate
  • Relafen
  • Rhinocaps
  • Robaxisal
  • Rowasa
  • Roxeprin
  • Ru-Tuss
  • Salatin
  • Saleto products
  • Salflex
  • Salicylate products
  • Salsalate
  • Salsitab
  • Scot-Tussin Original 5-Action
  • Sine-Aid products
  • Sine-off
  • Sinequan
  • Sinex
  • Sinutab
  • Sodium Salicylate
  • Sodol Compound
  • Sofarin
  • Soltice
  • Soma Compound
  • Sparine
  • St. Joseph Aspirin
  • Stelazine
  • Sulfasalazine
  • Sulfinpyrazone
  • Sulindac
  • Supac
  • Suprax
  • Suprofen
  • Surmontil
  • Synalgos-DC
  • Talwin
  • Tenuate
  • Tenuate Dospan
  • Thorazine
  • Ticlid
  • Ticlopidine
  • Tofranil
  • Tolectin products
  • Tolmetin
  • Toradol
  • Trental
  • Triaminicin
  • Triavil
  • Tricosal
  • Trilisate
  • Trimipramine
  • Tussanil DR
  • Tussirex products
  • Ursinus
  • Ursinus-Inlay
  • Vanquish
  • Vibramycin
  • Vivactil
  • Voltaren
  • Warfarin
  • Wesprin
  • Zorprin

Below is a list of herbs and supplements you should avoid two weeks before you undergo plastic surgery

  • Agrimony
  • Alfalfa
  • Aniseed
  • Arnica
  • Artemesia
  • Asa foetica
  • Baical skullcap root
  • Bishop's weed
  • Bladderwrack
  • Bochu
  • Bogbean
  • Boldo
  • Bromelain (found in pineapples)
  • Burdock
  • Capsicum
  • Cassio
  • Celery seed
  • Chamomile
  • Chinese agrimony
  • Chinese peony
  • Chinese wolfberry
  • Chondroitin
  • Clove
  • Cod liver oil
  • Coltsfoot
  • Dandelion
  • Danshen (salvia)
  • Devil's claw
  • Dihydroepiandrosteroe (DHEA)
  • Dong quai (angelica)
  • Fenugreek
  • Feverfew
  • Fish oil
  • Flax seed
  • Fritillaria bulbs
  • Gamma linoleic acid
  • Garlic
  • Geum japonicum
  • Ginger
  • Ginkgo
  • Ginseng
  • Glucosamine
  • Horse chestnut
  • Horseradish
  • Japanese honeysuckle
  • Licorice
  • Meadowsweet
  • Melatonin
  • Melilot
  • Nattokinase
  • Onion
  • Pantethine
  • Papain (papaya extract)
  • Parsley
  • Passionflower
  • Policosanol
  • Poncitrin
  • Poplar
  • Prickly ash
  • Quassia
  • Red chili peppers (and anything else containing capsaicin)
  • Red clover
  • Resveratrol
  • Saw palmetto
  • Sea buckthorn
  • Sweet clover
  • Sweet woodruff
  • Tonka beans
  • Turmeric
  • Vinpocetine
  • Wild carrot
  • Wild lettuce
  • Willow bark
  • Wintergreen oil

There are also some foods and drinks to avoid one week before plastic surgery. These foods include:

  • Alcohol
  • Almonds
  • Apricots
  • Berries (All)
  • Cherries
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes
  • Green tea
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Nectarines
  • Oranges
  • Peaches
  • Plums
  • Potatoes
  • Prunes
  • Raisins
  • Tomatoes
  • Vinegar

Below is a list of vitamins you should avoid two weeks before you undergo plastic surgery.

  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin C

Stopping certain medications, vitamins, and supplements will not completely eliminate your risks, but may help to minimize potentially avoidable risk and complications. As with anything, you should discuss any questions you have during your consultation with Dr. Katzen. As with most things, it’s better to be prepared.

For your convenience, Dr. Katzen has two offices located in Beverly Hills, CA and Las Vegas, NV. If you are considering plastic surgery, please call Dr. Katzen’s office at (310) 859-7770. Alternatively, you can email Dr. Katzen at [email protected] to request a FREEE consultation. To maximize ease, virtual consultations can also be scheduled through Skype, FaceTime, and WhatsApp. Physical appointments can be made Monday through Friday and on Saturdays, by special appointment. Contact Dr. Katzen TODAY for a FREE consultation.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.