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I wouldn't recommend using any vitimans and/or supplements unless you have first cleared them with your PS or at least a pharmacist as many can be contraindicated with one another. Vitiman c especially should be avoided as it will "loosen" your blood and induce bleeding and bruising which will actually increase the time it will take you to heal 

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I wouldn't recommend using any vitimans and/or supplements unless you have first cleared them with your PS or at least a pharmacist as many can be contraindicated with one another. Vitiman c especially should be avoided as it will "loosen" your blood and induce bleeding and bruising which will actually increase the time it will take you to heal 

Are you sure about that? All the plastic surgeons I've worked with have encouraged zinc and C as it encourages wound healing 

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I was told to stay off vitamin's and natural supplements prior to surgery, but have been taking the stuff I posted about above since day 1 of post-op. Now at day 10 I am feeling the need to get stuck into vitamin C.. I've hear amazing things about Liposomal vitamin C which I'm going to look into... 

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I could be wrong but I am a nurse and our doctors always ask patients to discontinue Vitiman c supplements 2 weeks before surgery and 2 weeks after as it can increase a persons blood pressure and bleeding and lead to complications during and after surgery. 

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Yes I am a nurse and there are trillions of us here and I've never heard vit C as unsafe for surgery I'm almost certain you actually mean E not C which people are told to stay off . In anycase always clear any medication with your surgeon

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Thought this may help, may be different for different surgeries and from place to place I guess....

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just going over my notes that my surgeon gave me, Says no Asprin, Anti-inflammatories, Vitamin E or diet tables for the 4 weeks leading up to surgery.  Also no alcohol for 3 weeks prior and to give up smoking completely but if not possible stop at least  weeks before surgery also....also have a couple of brochures (as I am having a couple of surgeries at once) which say not to crash diet!

 Hope that helps, good luck x

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My question is off topic, but I didn't want to make a new thread for one question. Does anyone know about taking roaccutane before or after surgery? I am yet to book my surgery but my dermatologist just prescribed roaccutane. I called the surgeons office I am booking with and the nursing staff said it was fine. Another nurse told me I had to be off it for 6 months before surgery! Does anyone know anything? I don't want to start it if this is the case. 

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My question is off topic, but I didn't want to make a new thread for one question. Does anyone know about taking roaccutane before or after surgery? I am yet to book my surgery but my dermatologist just prescribed roaccutane. I called the surgeons office I am booking with and the nursing staff said it was fine. Another nurse told me I had to be off it for 6 months before surgery! Does anyone know anything? I don't want to start it if this is the case. 

Ohhh tricky! You won't be allowed injectables on roaccutane but you may be ok for surgery. I wouldn't take until def get the ok 

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My question is off topic, but I didn't want to make a new thread for one question. Does anyone know about taking roaccutane before or after surgery? I am yet to book my surgery but my dermatologist just prescribed roaccutane. I called the surgeons office I am booking with and the nursing staff said it was fine. Another nurse told me I had to be off it for 6 months before surgery! Does anyone know anything? I don't want to start it if this is the case. 

I'd say be very careful with roaccutane before and after surgery....I am a nurse as well and I've seen some nasty reactions caused by this medication in hospital.

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My question is off topic, but I didn't want to make a new thread for one question. Does anyone know about taking roaccutane before or after surgery? I am yet to book my surgery but my dermatologist just prescribed roaccutane. I called the surgeons office I am booking with and the nursing staff said it was fine. Another nurse told me I had to be off it for 6 months before surgery! Does anyone know anything? I don't want to start it if this is the case. 

OMG NO!!!! Im not sure where your having your surgery but if your in Australia you have to be off it for at least 6mnths and if your in Thailand they want you to be off it for at least a year. Roaccutane makes your skin very very thin, and you will be at risk of badly scaring and possibly other issues. 

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Thanks so much for all of your advice guys :) I'm going to put off taking it and I'll have to deal with my skin until I'm 6 months post op. I'm trying a different BC pill next week so hopefully it helps a little bit. The more I read about roaccutane, the more nervous I am to take it.

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Its just an extremely high dose of vitamin A, iv been on Orotane before which is the same thing and i had to push my surgery out so i was off it long enough. I am now using Vitamin A cream on my face you should ask about that instead its called Retinol.

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Thanks Emma :) I have been using a 0.25% retinol from skinstitute. I haven't been using it as much as I should be, I'm going to start building up to using it every day and hopefully that makes a difference. I only bought it because I've seen a number of you ladies recommend it. I'm going to jump up to 0.50% in skin medica when the skinstitute runs out. I can still get fillers if I use it? (Don?). Have you had success with retinol Emma?

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