March 14, 2012 – You may be into all natural herbal supplements and teas, but if you’re planning on having cosmetic surgery or any type of surgery, you need to tell your doctor about any supplements you are taking. Some of them can put you at a higher risk of bleeding, either during the procedure or after.

A March 2012 report from the Aesthetic Surgery Journal that was distributed by PRWeb states that a study done by doctors at Loma Linda University found certain herbs and teas that could cause problems for patients.

According to the report, there are over twenty herbs, supplements and teas that can trigger bleeding, both post and preoperative. The list includes Saw palmetto, Oil of wintergreen, Chinese peony, garlic, ginger, ginko and ginsing. The doctors advise that patients should stop using these supplements at least two or three weeks before having surgery and avoid them just as long after the surgery.

Be sure to tell your doctor about any supplements you are taking and make a list if you have to so you don’t forget any. Whether you are having a minimally invasive procedure like Botox injections or something more invasive like liposuction, excessive bleeding and the complications it can cause is not something you or your cosmetic surgeon wants.

[tags]Herbal Supplements, Cosmetic Surgery, Liposuction[/tags]